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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 

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OF 



WAKEFIEL 



Financial Year Ending December 26th 
Nineteen Hundred and Eighteen 



ALSO 



The Town Clerks' Records 



OF THE 



BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS 
During the Year 1918 




Wakefield, Mass. 

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Town Officers, 1918-1919 



Selectmen 

John J. Round, Chairman 

Frank H. Hackett, Secretary 
Harry E. Clemons 



George H. Taylor 
Wesley S. Goodwin 



Town Clerk 

Frederic S. Hartshorne 



Town Treasurer 
Arthur H. Boardman 



Tax Collector 

Charles E. Walton 



Light Commissioners 



Edwin C. Miller, Chairman 
L. Wallace Sweetser, Secretary 
John M. Cameron 



Term expires 1921 
1920 
1919 



Assessors 



Samuel T. Parker, Chairman 
George H. Stowell, Secretary 
Charles A. Cheney 



Water and Sewerage Board 

Charles H. Learoyd, Chairman 

Arthur S. Hill 

Harry M. WTieeler ..... 



Term expires 1921 
1919 
1920 



Term expires 1919 
1920 
1921 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Overseers of the Poor 



Hugh Connell, Chairman 
Albert D. Gate, Secretary 
George E. Z wicker 



School Committee 
J. Lowe McMahon, Chairman 
Ida Farr Miller, Secretary 
Harry B. Allman, Treasurer 
Eva Gowing Ripley 
Arthur H. Boardman 
Charles E. Montague (Resigned) 
J. Richard Lunt (appointed to fill vacancy) 



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Trustees Beebe Town Library 

Winfield S. Ripley, Jr., Chairman 

Elizabeth F. Ingram, Secietary 

Hervey J. Skinner 

Florence I. Bean 

Richard Dutton 

Walter O. Cartwright 

Arthur L. Evans . 

Edson W. White . 

Frank T. Woodbury 



Board of Health 

Joseph W. Heath, Chairman . 

Augustus D. Jenkins, Secretary 

David Taggart (Resigned) 

Ernest E. Tyzzer (Appointed to fill vacancy) 



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Park and Cemetery Commissioners 

Minot H. Carter, Chairman George W. Abbott, Secretary 

Samuel T. Parker 



Moderator 

Theodore Eaton 



Constables 



James J. Pollard 
John G. Gates 

Registrars of Voters 
Fred E. Bunker, Chairman . 
James F. Curley . . . 

Patrick J. Kelly 

Frederic S. Hartshorne, Clerk (ex-ojficio) 



Joseph Fazio 
Harry A. Simonds 



Term expires 1919 

" 1920 

1921 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 


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Finance Committee 




Warner V. Taylor, Chairman ..... 


Term expires 1919 


William H. Cartland 












' 1919 


Edward F. Preston 












1919 


Willis C. Robbins 












1919 


Conant W. Ruth . 












1919 


Thomas Hickey 












1920 


Clarence E. Learned 












1920 


A. Francis Harrington 












' 1920 


Howard A. Jones . 












1920 


C. Willis Boynton 












1920 


Lewis J. Gordon 












1921 


George A. Cowdrey 













' 1921 


Elmer C. Richardson 












' 1921 


Ernest L. Brown 












1921 


J. Richard Lunt 












' 1921 




Town Planning Board 




Hubbard B. Mansfield, Chairman . 


Term expires 1920 


J. William O'Connell, Sec 


retary 








1921 


Clide G. Morrill '. 










" 1919 


William A. Hickey 


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1919 


Curtis L. Sopher 










" 1920 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Population 191 5 Census 
8th Congressional District 
6th Middlesex Senatorial District 



- 12,781 

6th Councillor District 
19th Middlesex Representative District 



LIST OF JURORS 



Alden, Harry P. 
Anderson, Andrew G. 
Anderson, George A. 
Arnold, William E. 
Atherton, Arlon S. 
Ayscough, Charles D. 
Balcolm, Edward A. 
Batchelder, George H. 
Baxter, George N. 
Bayrd, Charles L. 
Bears, Waldo W. 
Bessey, William W. 
Biggs, Edward E. 
Boothby, Asa A. 
Bradford, Francis I. 
Brown, Alfred 
Brown, Edward E. 
Bunker, Fred E. 
Burreby, Andrew J. 
Butler, Aloysius P. 
Carey, George P. 
Carlisle, Ralph E. 
Carpenter, Charles W. 
Cate, Albert D. 
Cheney, Charles A. 
Chesley, William W. 
Classen, Charles E. 
Connell, Hugh 
Crane, John L. 
Crocker, Wilbur C. 
Cutler, Augustus L. 
Davis, Augustus B. 



Davis, Cyrus R. 
Davis, Henry 
Dean, Charles A. 
Derrick, John W. 
Dinan, Joseph C. 
Dodge, William J. 
Doherty, Hugh 
Donald, George E. 
Donegan, William 
Donovan, Cornelius 
Drake, Lowell N. 
Dunbar, George E. 
Eldridge, Arthur W. 
Elliott, Milledge 
Evans, Charles A. 
Fell, Thomas W. H. 
Findlay, James W. 
Finn, Patrick H. 
Flanagan, Wilbur J. 
Foley, John J. 
Frye, William H. 
Fuller, Joseph W. 
Gerrior, Charles H. 
Gerry, Maurice W. 
Gibbs, George E. 
Gilfoyle, Harry J. 
Glass, Alexander 
Gooch, Joseph L. 
Goodwin, Wesley S. 
G owing, Henry G. 
Grace, J. Wallace 
Hall, Henry C. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



Hanright, Frank R. 
Harrington, Peter W. 
Haskell, Henry 
Hatch, Louis F. 
Hatch, Lewis G. 
Henderson, Charles A. 
Hill, Melvin J. 
Home, Robert W. 
Howlett, Leroy E. 
Hoyt, Frank P. 
Hunter, Needham C. 
Hurley, John 
Jenkins, Augustus D. 
Jones, C. Albert 
Jones, Julius A. 
Jones, Roscoe F. 
Jordan, Frank B. 
Kelley, Edward B. ' 
Kelley, Patrick J. 
Killorin, George W. 
Kimball, Fremont 
Knowles, Charles S. 
Leete, Herbert G. 
Lord, Frederick N. 
Magee, Andrew A. 
Malcolm, Zina B. 
Marion, F. Herbert 
Maxwell, Joseph E. 
McLaughlin, Milton P. 
McMahon, James E. 
McManus, Harold 
Mellett, Arthur W. 
Meloney, John A. 
Meloney, Patrick J. 
Metcalf, William 
Miller, John A. 
Mitchell, Herbert T. 

Moore, Gaston B. 
Morton, Earl H. 
Munier, Theodore L. 
Murray, John F. 
Nichols, Jefferson J. 



Nyman, Rudolph F. 
Ochs, Herbert J. 
Oliver, Elden S. 
Orde, Hallet R. 
Oxley, Albert D. 
Parker, Samuel T. 
Payro, Joseph 
Perkins, Albert R. 
Pendergrace, Edward H. 
Phelan, John T. 
Phelps, Albert E. 
Poland, J. Warren 
Porter, Harry T. 
Preston, Edward F. 
Purrington, Edwin I. 
Richardson, Charles H. 
Rich, Edward A. 
Roach, George A. 
Schurman, John D. 
Seabury, Frank W. 
Seder quest, Harry E. 
Shea, John F. 
Smith, Frank Q. 
Smith, Taylor F. 
Stanley, Josiah S. 
Staples, Van B. 
Sullivan, Jeremiah J. 
Sullivan, William H. 
Swain, Burton S. 
Sweetser, Lyman E. 
Taggart, William J. 
Thwaites, John H. 
Titus, Kirk H. 
Tupper, Arthur M. 
Turner, Patrick J. 
Wakefield, Cyrus 
Wheeler, Harvey E. 
Whidden, David 
Whipple, Frank M. 
Whittredge, William W. 
Winship, Frederick H. 
Worthley, James N. 
Young, Job C. 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Result of Election, March 4, 191< 

as 



Prec. 1 Free. 2 Free. 3 Total 



indicates Election 

Selectmen 

James W. S. Brown, 238 Salem St. . 173 74 60 307 

*Harry E. Clemons, 70 Prospect St. . . 480 179 271 930 

Charles A. Dean, 152 Nahant St. . 450 95 192 737 

♦Wesley S. Goodwin, Kendrick Rd. . . 418 258 208 884 

♦Frank H. Hackett, 12 Birch Hill Ave. . 564 121 278 963 

Daniel H. Regan, 11 Emerald St. . .. 514 90 251 855 

♦John J. Round, 627 Main St. 622 213 305 1140 

♦George H. Taylor, 36 Crescent St. . . 504 ' 195 233 932 

Blank 855 180 427 1462 

Town Clerk 

♦Frederic S. Hartshorne, 11 Avon St. . . 658 239 314 1211 

Blank 258 42 131 431 



Town Treasurer 

♦Arthur H. Boardman, 56 Pleasant St. . 642 240 

Blank 274 41 

Moderator 

♦Theodore Eaton, 23 Avon St. ... 611 232 

Blank 305 49 

Collector of Taxes 

♦Charles E. Walton, 4 Park Ave. . . 616 234 

Blank : . 300 47 

Assessor for Three Years 

♦Samuel T. Parker, 203 Lowell St. . . 608 206 

Blank 308 75 

Water and Sewerage Board for Three Years 

James H. Kimball, Myrtle Ave. . 258 101 

*Harry M. Wheeler, 25 Park Ave. . . 616 171 

Blank . 42 9 



308 
137 



299 
146 



301 
144 



293 
152 



118 

312 

15 



1190 
452 



1142 
500 



1151 
491 



1107 
535 



477 

1099 

66 



REPORT OF TOWN 


CLERK 






9 


Overseer of the Poor, for Three Years 






♦Albert D. Gate, 26 Prospect St. . 


589- 


212 


296 


1097 




327 


69 


149 


545 


School Committee, for Three Years 








♦Harry B. Allman, 55 Greenwood Ave. 


462 


282 


210 


954 


Joseph Low, 56 Bennett St. ... 


. 362 


40 


203 


605 


♦Ida Farr Miller, 21 Richardson Ave. . 


574 


220 


251 


1045 


Scat 


1 






1 


Blank . . . . 


467 


86 


238 


791 


Municipal Light Board, for Three Years 






♦Edwin C. Miller, 21 Richardson Ave. 


598 


220 


285 


1103 


Blank ........ 


318 


61 


160 


539 


Board of Health, for Thr 


ee Years 








♦Joseph W. Heath, 8 Avon St. 


650 


227 


324 


1201 


Blank 


266 


54 


121 


441 


Park and Cemetery Commissioners 






* George W. Abbott, 31 Lawrence St. . 


537 


196 


231 


964 


♦Minot H. Carter, 36 Church St. 


506 


194 


213 


913 


Arthur Philip Knight, 19 Fairmount Ave. 


409 


98 


237 


744 


♦Samuel T. Parker, 203 Lowell St. 


520 


182 


225 


927 


Blank 


776 


173 


429 


1378 


Trustees of Beebe Town Library for Three Years 






♦Arthur L. Evans, 11 Salem St. 


573 


209 


271 


1053 


*Edson W. White, 266 Albion St. 


559 


207 


264 


1030 


♦Frank T. Woodbury, 21 Chestnut St. 


602 


209 


292 


1103 


Blank 


1014 


218 


508 


1740 


Constables 










♦Joseph Fazio, 70 ^Valley St 


501 


193 


241 


935 


♦John G. Gates, 112 Greenwood Ave. . 


531 


233 


244 


1008 




622 


217 


291 


1130 




2 






2 


Blank ........ 


1092 


200 


559 


1851 


License Vote 










Yes 


244 


26 


124 


394 


No 


573 


218 


284 


1075 


Blank . . , . . . 


99 


37 


37 


173 



io TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Record of Town Meetings 



TOWN MEETING MARCH n, 1918 

Meeting called to order at 7.40 o'clock p.m., by Moderator Eaton, who 
read call for meeting. 

On Motion of F. H. Emerson. 

Voted: That further reading of the warrant with the exception of the 
Constable's Eeturn be omitted. 

Constable's Return then read. 

Article 35. To see if the town will vote that it is advisable to change 
the present form of municipal government and adopt a city form and take 
any appropriate action therefor. — M. E. S. Clemons. 

The Motion by M. Low that Article 35 be taken up was lost. 

Article 1. To act upon the reports of town officers as published. 
Voted : That the reports of town officers as printed be accepted. 

Article 2. To choose all town officers not required to be chosen by ballot. 

On Motion of J. A. Meloney. 

Voted: That a committee of five be appointed by the Moderator to 
prepare and bring in a list of all town officers not required to be chosen by 
ballot. 

Article 3. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation 
of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 1, 1918, and to issue 
a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, any debt or debts incurred 
under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial year. 

On Motion of A. H. Boardman. 

Voted: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
be and hereby is authorized to borrow money on and after January 1, 1918, 
in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 1, 1918, 
and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, any debt or 
debts incurred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of the financial 
year, beginning January 1, 1918. 

At this point the Moderator read an appeal from the Liberty Loan 
Committee of New England, calling for the subscription of the portion of 
the Third Liberty Loan allotted to this town. 

On Motion of M. Low. 



RBPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



ii 



Voted: That it be the sense of this meeting that the sentiment of the 
appeal be endorsed. 

Article 4. To determine ho.v much money the town will raise and appro- 
priate for General Government, Protection of Persons and Property, Health 
and Sanitation, Highways, Charities and Soldiers' Benefits, Education, 
Recreation and Unclassified Public Service Enterprises, Interest and Maturing 
Debt. 



General Government 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $16,865.00 to 
be divided as follows: 



Moderator 



125.00 



Selectmen's Department 

Salaries of Board 
Department Expenses 

Town Accountant 

Salary .... 
Department Expenses 

Treasurer 

Salary 

Department Expenses 

Paymaster . 

Collector 

Salary 

Department Expenses 

Assessors 

Chairman 
Secretary 
Third Member 
Department Expenses 

Town Clerk 

Salary .... 
Department Expenses 



500.00 
300.00 


800.00 


$1,200.00 
1,000.00 


$2,200.00 


750.00 
300.00 
200.00 


$1,250.00 


650.00 
425.00 


$1,075.00 


500.00 
500.00 
400.00 
1,500.00 


$2,900.00 


400.00 
500.00 


$900.00 



12 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Finance Committee 

Salary of Secretary 50.00 $50.00 

Election and Registration 

Salaries of Registrars .... 

Department Expenses .... 

Legal Department 

Salary of Counsel ..... 
Department Expenses .... 

Town Hall Account 

Vital Statistics Account 



PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $43,450.00, 
to be divided as follows: 

Police Department 

Department Expenses $14,000.00 $14,000.00 

Fire Department 

Salaries of Engineers $1,875.00 

Department Expenses 18,425.00 $20,300.00 



315.00 
800.00 


$1,115.00 


700.00 
1,500.00 


$2,200.00 


4,250.00 
100.00 


$4,250.00 
$100.00 



Fire Alarm Account $1,200.00 $1,200.00 

Forest Warden Department 

Department Expenses $200.00 $200.00 

Moth Department 

Department Expenses $5,000.00 $5,000.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures Department 

Salarv of Sealer 

Department Expenses .... 

Inspection of Buildings Department 

Salary of Inspector 



Accident Compensation Account 



$150.00 
100.00 


$250.00 


$500.00 
$2,000.00 


$500.00 
$2,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



13 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Motion by Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $6,350.00 to be divided 
as follows: 



Salaries of Board .... 


$300.00 


Salary of Plumbing Inspector 


600.00 


Salary of Inspector of Animals 


200.00 


Salary of Inspector of Milk 


200.00 


Collection of Garbage 


1,200.00 


Department Expenses . . . 


3,850.00 



>,350.00 



Amendment by C. E. Walton. 

That the town authorize the Board of Health to expend not over three 
hundred dollars from their appropriation for the purchase and storage of beds 
at the Melrose Hospital. 

Amendment carried and original motion amended then voted. 



HIGHWAYS 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $23,900 to be 
divided as follows: 



Maintenance 
Salary 



$22,000.00 

1,900.00 $23,900.00 



and appropriate $8,000 from Surplus Revenue that has accrued. 



CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 

Voted: To raise and appropriate the sum of $26,075.00 to be divided 
as follows: 



Poor Department 

Salaries of Board 
Salaries of Clerk 
Department Expenses 

State Aid Account 
Military Aid Account 
Soldiers' Relief Account . 



$300.00 
75.00 
16,500.00 $16,875.00 



5,500.00 

200.00 

3,500.00 



14 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



EDUCATION 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $114,445.00 
to be divided as follows: 

School Department . $111,415.00 

Trade School 400.00 $111,815.00 



Library Department 



$2,630.00 $2,630.00 



RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 

Motion by Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $12,000 to be divided 
as follows: 



Park and Cemetery Department 

Park Department . 
Elimination of Weeds 
Cemetery Department 

Reserve Fund \ 
Insurance Account 
Miscellaneous Account 



5,000.00 

500.00 

, 500.00 



$5,000.00 
1,800.00 
1,200.00 



;4,ooo.oo 

55,000.00 

1,800.0 

1,200.00 



And that from the appropriation for the Park and Cemetery Department 
the sum of $50.00 be appropriated as salary of the Secretary of the Board. 
Amended by G. W. Abbott, 

That the salary of the Park and Cemetery Commissioners be $50.00 each 
and that the sum of $150.00 be appropriated from the Park and Cemetery 
appropriation to pay same. 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended was then voted. 

PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISES 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $84,788.75 to be 
divided as follows : 



Light Department 

General 
Depreciation 



$28,000.00 



$28,000.00 



Water Department 

Salaries of Board 
Maintenance 
Construction 
Bonds or notes 
Interest 
House Services 



300.00 

27,770.00 

6,000.00 

12,000.00 

7,318.00 

1,200.00 



$54,588.75 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 15 



Sewer Department 

Maintenance Appropriation .... 1,200.00 

House Connections 1,000.00 2,200.00 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $47,400.00 
to be divided as follows : 

Interest $20,900.00 

Bonds and Notes 26,500.00 $47,400.00 

At this point Mr. Thomas G. O'Connell offered a Proclamation by- 
Governor McCall regarding War Savings and Thrift Stamps, which was read 
by the Moderator. 

After speaking to the subject Mr. O'Connell offered the following Reso- 
lution which was unanimously adopted. 

Resolved : That we, the citizens of this town in town meeting assembled, 
having before us the Proclamation of the Governor of this Commonwealth 
issued February 22, 1918, will aid in carrying through by all means in our 
power, the War Savings plan put before the country by the Secretary of the 
Treasury. 

Article 5. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen to expend 
the sum of $6,000.00 in the permanent rebuilding of highways, or what they 
will do about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

Voted: That the town authorize the Selectmen to expend the sum of 
$6,000.00 in the permanent rebuilding of highways. 

Article 6. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of 
$6,000.00 for the purpose outlined in the preceding article, or to see if the 
town will authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, t° 
issue the bonds, notes or scrip of the town to an amount not exceeding $6,000, 
to provide necessary funds for carrying out any action voted under the 
preceding article, or what they will do about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $6,000.00 for 
the purpose of permanent .rebuilding of highways. 

Article 7. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of 
$2,000.00 to be spent in rebuilding Lowell Street as ordered by the County 
Commissioners provided that both the State and County each appropriate 
an equal amount for the same purpose. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000 to be 
spent in rebuilding Lowell Street, as ordered by the County Commissioners, 
provided, that only an amount equal to the amount contributed for said 
purpose by each the State and County shall be expended from said $2,000.00. 



16 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Article 8. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen to expend 
the sum of $4,000 in the permanent rebuilding of Lowell Street, or what they 
will do about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

Voted: That the town expend the sum of $4,000.00 for the Macadam 
Construction of Lowell Street under the specifications approved by the 
Massachusetts Highway Commission. 

Article g. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of 
$4,000.00 for the purpose outlined in the last preceding article, or to see if 
the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selecmen, 
to issue bonds, notes or scrip of the town to an amount not exceeding $4,000.00 
to provide necessary funds for carrying out any action voted under the 
preceding article, or what they will do about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

Voted: That the sum of $4,000.00 is hereby appropriated for the purpose 
mnetioned in Article 8, and that, for the purpose of providing for the payment 
for the Macadam Construction of Lowell Street, as authorized by vote of 
the town under Article 8 of the Warrant for the Town Meeting of March 11, 
1918, the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to issue bonds or notes of the town of the aggregate sum of $4,000; 
said bonds or notes to be payable within one year from date of issue and 
to bear interest paj^able semi-annually; all particulars as to form, date of 
issue and sale of said bonds or notes to be determined by the Treasurer with 
the approval of the Selectmen. "Yes" 169— "No" 0. 

Article io. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to sell the land known as Old Franklin Schoolhouse lot on Franklin Street. — 
Board of Selectmen. 

Voted: That the town authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell the 
land known as Old Franklin Schoolhouse lot on Franklin Street. 

Article n. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen to sell any 
standing wood owned by the town. — M. E. S. Clemons. 
On Motion of Mr. Clemons. 

Voted: That the Selectmen be given the authority asked for in Article 11. 

Article 12. To see if the town will authorize* the sale of the horses used 
by the street department. — Board of Selectmen. 
On Motion of J. J. Round. 

Voted: That the town authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell the 
horses used by the Street Department. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to establish $3.00 per day as the 
minimum wage for town employees, as recommended by the Selectmen, 
Water and Light Commissioners. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 17 



Article 14. To see if the town will vote to increase the minimum wage 
from $2.75 to $3.25 per day in the Water, Sewer, Highway, Light and Moth 
Departments, or what they will do about it. — Michael J. Kelley and others. 
On Motion of C. E. Montague. 

Voted: That Article 14 be taken up in connection with Article 13. 
On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That subject matter of Articles 13 and 14 be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 15. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a the sum of 

$1,500.00 to be expended under the supervision of the Selectmen, as provided 

by Chapter 264, Acts 1917, being an act entitled "An Act to authorize Cities 

and Towns to make certain emergency appropriations in time of war." — 

Board of Selectmen. 
» 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $1,500.00 for 
the purpose outlined in article. 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to increase the regular police force, by the addition of one man, 
said man to be detailed for night duty at the North Ward. — J. Warren Poland. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 17. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of 
$250.00 for H. M. Warren Post 12 to use in their observance of Memorial 
Day, 1918. — Stanley B. Dearborn and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $250.00 for the 
purpose outlined in article. 

Article 18. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of 
$50.00 for the use of Corp. Charles F. Parker Camp, U. S. W. V., for Memorial 
Day services or what they will do about it. — William F. Barrett and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $50.00 for the 
purpose outlined in article. 

Article 19. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of $50.00 
for a children's entertainment, in observance of Independence Day, July 
4, 1918. — Harry A. Simonds and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $50.00 for the 
purpose outlined in article. 



1 8 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Article 20. To see if the town will vote to exchange with Charles C. 
Cox a triangular lot of land, being a part of the lot on Lowell Street, pur- 
chased for the Montrose School from George H. Stowell et al, in 1917, and 
bounded and described as follows: beginning at a point in the westerly line 
of said school lot at land of said Cox, thence running southwesterly by said 
Cox's land 175.57 feet; thence easterly 66.26 feet and thence northerly 
162.05 to the point of beginning, containing 5,575 square feet, for a lot bounded 
and described as follows : Beginning at the southwestern corner of the Mont- 
rose School lot, thence westerly by land of James Hillsgrove 46.28 feet to 
Wharton Park, a public way, thence northerly by said Wharton Park 30.14 
feet and thence easterly 57.73 feet to the southwesterly corner of the first 
above described lot said last course being a continuation or projection of the 
southerly bound of said first described lot, and thence southerly to the point 
of beginning 31.61 feet containing 1,560 feet, this exchange being to provide 
a passage or way from said Montrose School lot at its southwestern corner 
to said Wharton Park, 30 feet wide. A plan showing the said lots is on file 
with the Town Clerk. — J. Richard Lunt. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town exchange the land in accordance with subject 
matter in Article and that the Treasurer be authorized to execute a deed 
in behalf of the town therefor. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to purchase or erect, and equip 
a portable school building to be used in connection with the Lincoln School, 
and raise and appropriate money therefor, and issue notes or bonds of the 
town for the purposes of this article, or see what the town will do about 
it. — Arthur H. Boardman and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted : To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 22. To see if the town will authorize the Water Department 
to install water mains in the streets within that part of the town known as 
Lakeview Park, and raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of money therefor, 
or issue bonds for the cost thereof. — Thomas H. Thistle and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 23. To hear and act upon the report of a committee appointed 
at the annual town meeting nineteen hundred and seventeen, in relation to 
the purchase of land around Crystal Lake for protection of the town water 
supply or for park purposes. 

No report. Article passed. 

Article 24. To see if the town will issue notes or bonds of the town for 
the payment of the lands that may be purchased or taken under the preceding 
article, or what they will do about it. — John J. Butler and others. 

No action. Article passed. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 19 



Article 25. To see if the town will vote to install a fire alarm box at or 
near the corner of Fairmount Avenue and Curve Street, and raise and appro- 
priate money for the same. — J. William O'Connell and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $125.00 for the 
purpose outlined in article and that same be added to the Fire Alarm Account. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to install a fire alarm box at or 
near the corner of Summer Street and Birch Hill Avenue and raise and ap- 
propriate money for the same. — Levi Flanders and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $95.00 for the 
purpose outlined in Article and that same be added to the Fire Alarm Account. 

Article 27. ^o see if the town will instruct the Municipal Light Depart- 
ment to install a street light on Fitch Court, and raise and appropriate a 
sufficient sum of money to cover the expense of the same. — Joseph Hollander 
and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town instruct the Light Department to install a street 
light as called for in article. 

Article 28. To see if the town will authorize the Municipal Light Depart- 
ment to install sufficient street lights on Main street, from Lowell Street to 
Pine Street to light the same. — Thomas H. Thistle. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town instruct the Light Department to install a ligh 
on Main street in accordance with article. 



Article 29. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a sufficient 
sum of money to install a street light on Parker Road near Bartlett Avenue, 
and instruct the Municipal Light Plant to install the same. — Edwin C. Miller 
and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town instruct the Light Department to install a light 
as called for in article. 



Article 30. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a sufficient 
sum of money to install a street light on Morrison Road West, at or near the 
residence of N. H. Hayes and instruct the Municipal Light Board to install 
the same. — N. H. Hayes and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 



20 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Voted: That the town instruct the Light Department to install a light 
as called for in article. 

Article 31. To see if the town will authorize and direct the Municipal 
Light Commissioners to install two street lights on Richmond Street, and 
raise and appropriate sufficient sum of money to meet the expenset 
thereof. — Frederick C. Bisacre and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town instruct the Light Department to install lights 
as called for in Article. 

Article 32. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a sum of money 
for new construction and improvement in street light system.— Edwin C. 
Miller and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $820.00 for the 
purpose of installing lights under preceding articles and Article 32, and that 
the same be added to the depreciation account. 

Article 33. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of one 
hundred dollars ($100.00) to purchase a typewriter for the use of the Board 
of Assessors, or what they will do about it. — Samuel T. Parker and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 34. To see if the town will vote to increase the salary of the 
Janitor of the Town Hall to eleven hundred dollars ($1,100.00) per year, and 
raise and appropriate money for the same, or what they will do about it. — 
Harvey S. Parker and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That subject matter of this article be referred to the Selectmen. 

Article 35 

Motion by Michael Lowe. 

That when this meeting adjourns, it adjourn to Monday, March 18, 
at 12 o'clock noon; and that a committee of nine (9) be appointed by the 
Moderator to prepare a place in the Selectmen's Room for the purpose of 
allowing the voters to express their preference for a city or town form of 
government; the ballot to read : 

Do you favor a city form of government. "Yes or No" 

The polls to remain open until 9 o'clock and the warrant to "be taken 
up at the regular time, 7.30 o'clock on the same evening. 

Motion by M. E. S. Clemons. 

That subject matter of this article be indefinitely postponesd. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 21 

. 

On Motion by E. E. Lee. 

Voted: That subject matter of this article be laid upon the table until 
eight o'clock of the adjournment of this meeting. 

Article 37. To see if the town will authorize any of its boards or agents 
to collect and dispose of ashes and rubbish, and raise and appropriate a 
sufficient sum of money therefor, or what they will do about it. — Townsend S. 
Meriam and others. 

Motion by Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 for the collection 
of ashes and rubbish and that the collection be in charge of the street depart- 
ment. 

Before action was taken, on motion of T. J. McAuliffe, 

Voted: That this meeting stand adjourned to Monday evening, March 
18th, at 7.30 o'clock. 

Adjourned at 10.15. Attendance 250. 

ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING MARCH 18, 1918 

Meeting called to order at 7.30 o'clock by Moderator Eaton, Article 37 
being the matter before the meeting. 

Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee offered the following as a substitute 
motion: 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 for the collection 
of ashes and rubbish and that the matter be referred to the Board of Selectmen 
to carry into operation and that the sum so raised be added to the highway 
appropriation. 

Article 4 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 
Voted: To take up Article 4. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $3,000.00, and 
that said sum be added to the maintenance account of the Water Department. 



Article 2 

On Motion of J. A. Meloney. 
Voted : That Article 2 be taken up. 

Mr. Meloney reported for committee as follows: 

Finance Committee for Three Years: — Lewis J. Gordon, George A. 
Cowdrey, Elmer C. Richardson, Ernest L. Brown, J. Richard Lunt. 



22 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

* ! . 

Town Planning Board for Three Years: — J. William O'Connell. 

Weighers of Coal: — To be appointed by the Selectmen and not by the 
Town Meeting as heretofore. 

Measurers of Wood and Bark: — We recommend the number to be ap- 
pointed 18, and the Selectmen be given the power to appoint the same. 

Surveyors of Lumber: — L. E. Bennett, H. A. Feingel, W. E. Knox, 
Arthur T. Locke, Fred E. Cutler, E. P. White, F. W. Madgeburg, Abner E. 
Gammons, John G. M. Gates. 

Fence Viewers: — Harvey S. Parker, Asa A. Boothby, Cornelius Donovan. 

Fiield Drivers: — C. E. Classen, Carroll Ptobie, Palmer Corbett. 

Voted: That report of committee be accepted and adopted. 
By a unanimous vote nominees named in report were elected to the 
various offices. 

Article 35 

Mr. Clemons withdrew his motion to indefinitely postpone. 

Moderator ruled that motion by Mr. Lowe could not be acted upon owing 
to it being impossible to be carried into effect. 

After a discussion lasting from eight until ten o'clock and various motions 
being offered, it was finally voted. 
On Motion of John J. Round. 

Voted: That the town instruct its Representative to the General Court 
to obtain the necessary permission to have placed on the ballot for the annual 
State Election in November 1918, tri^ qusetion "Shall Wakefield become a 
City" to be answered "Yes'' or "No." 

Article 36 
On Motion by John J. Round. 

Voted: That the committee on town government appointed under vote 
of March 27, 1916, be discharged. 

Articles 23 and 2 5. 
On Motion of A. S. Hill. 

Voted: To take up Articles 23 and 24 

Mr. Hill reported for the committee. 
Motion by F. J. Henkel, 

That report of committee be accepted and adopted and all action be 
indefinitely postponed, 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 23 

On Motion of J. J. Round- 

Voted: That the question be divided, first on acceptance and second 
on adopting the report. 

On Division One. 

Voted: That report of committee be accepted, 

On Division Two, 

Voted: That this report be referred to the Water and Sewer Board with 
instructions to investigate and report at the next town meeting on the advis- 
ability of the purchase of land in the Crystal Lake Water Shed for the purpose 
of conserving and protecting our water supply with authority to employ a 
competent engineer. 

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to change the name of the street 
between the Reading and Lynnfield town lines, now known as Pine streeet, 
to Bay State Road r — Board of Selectmen. 
On Motion of J. J. Round. 

Voted : That the name of Pine Street between the Reading and Lynnfield 
lines be changed to Bay State Road. 

Article 39. To see what action if sny, the town will take to rid Lake 
Quannapowitt of weeds, in whole or in part. — Jacob C. Hartshorne. 

Voted: That subject matter of this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 40. To see if the town will adopt the provisions of Chapter 282 
of Acts of 1915, relating to the nomination and election of a Board of Trustees 
of Public Trust Funds, as held by the Town of Wakefield. — Jacob C. Harts- 
horne. 
No Motion was offered and Article was passed. 

Article 41. To see if the town will endeavor to secure for the inhabitants 
of Wakefield, the right to take fish, by rod or hand line, from Crystal Lake 
in said Wakefield, on Monday and Saturday of each week, and issue licenses 
therefor at a nominal price, the money to be used to pay for suitable police 
supervision, or what they will do about it. — Jacob C. Hartshorne. 

Voted: The subject matter of this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 42. To see if the town will accept the provisions of Section 35, 
Chapter 57 of the Revised Laws, relating to weighers of hay, and scales for 
weighing hay and other articles. — M. E. S. Clemons. 

Voted: That subject matter of this article be indefinitely postponed. 
Voted: That this meeting be dissolved. 
Adjourned at 10.25. Attendance 250. 



24 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Town Meetings, August 10th, 1918 

Meeting called to order at 7.30 o'clock p.m., by Moderator Eaton who 
read the call for meeting and Constable's Return thereon. 

Article i. To see if the town will vote to transfer a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars from the "Construction Account" of the Water Depart- 
ment, to the "Maintenance Account" 6i said Department, Water and Sewer 
Commissioners. 
On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That Five Thousand Dollars be transferred from the Construe 
tion Account of the Water Department to the Maintenance Account. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to grant an increase in pa}* - of 50c 
per day to the Chief, and the permanent members of the Fire Department, 
raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of money to take care of the same, or 
what they will do about it. — William E. Cade and others. 
The following motion offered by Finance Committee: 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Dollars 
for the purpose called for under Article Two, $67.00 to be added to the Salary 
of the Chief of the Fire Department and $133.00 to be added to the Fire 
Departmeht Appropriation. 

Amendment: That the pay of the Chief and permanent men of the Fire 
Department be increased fifty cents per day and that the town raise and 
appropriate the sum of $200 for the purposes to be added to the Fire De- 
partment appropriation. 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended then voted. 



N- ' 



Article 3. To see if the town will vote to grant an increase in pay of 
50c per day to the Chief of Police and the members of the Police Department, 
raise and appropriate a sufficient amount to take care of the same, or what 
they will do about it. — James J. Pollard and others. 

Voted : That the pay of the Chief and the regular men be increased fifty 
cents per day and that the town raise and appropriate the sum of $660.00, 
the same to be added to the appropriation of the Police Department. 

Article 4. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a sum of money 
for the School Department for the purpose of increasing the salaries of the 
janitors of the school buildings. — J. Lowe McMahon and others. 

Voted: To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to have a "First Aid Room" at 
police headquarters, raise and appropriate a sufficient amount of money to 
provide the same, or what they will do about it. — James J. Pollard and 
others. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 25 



Motion of Finance Committee, 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $300 for ths purpose 
called for in Article 5. 
Amendment by F. A. Nelson, 

That the town raise and appropriate an additional sum of $200 for the 
purpose of buying a pulmotor or other respiratory device. 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended was then carried. 

Article 6. To see if the town will raise and appropriate two hundred 
and thirty-seven dollars and ninety-seven cents, and pay the same to Mary, 
T. Killorin to reimburse her for taxes paid by her and assessed by mistake 
for the years 1913 and 1914. — George W. Killorin and others. 
On Motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $134.09 to 
reimburse Mary T. Killorin for over payment of taxes for the years 1913 
and 1914. 

Voted: That this meeting be dissolved. 
Adjourned at 8.10 p.m. Attendance 125. 



26 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Result of Primaries Held September 24, 1919 

REPUBLICAN 
Governor 



104 


89 


55 


248 


11 


9 


3 


23 


r 
70 


57 


48 


175 


41 


37 


9 


87 


4 


4 


1 


9 



Prec. i Prec. 2 Prec. 3 Total 

Calvin Coolidge, 21 Massasoit St., North 

ampton 

Blank 

Lieutenant Governor 

Channing H. Cox, 90 Fenway, Boston . 
Guy Andrews Ham, Canton Ave., Milton 
Blank 

Secretary 

Albert P. Langtry, 140 Chestnut St., Springfield 102 88 52 242 

Blank .13 10 6 29 

Treasurer 

Charles L. Burrill, 14 Somerset St., Boston 
Frank W. Thayer, 24 Aspinwall Rd., Bcstcn . 
Blank 

Auditor 

Alonzo B. Cook ,19 Parkview St., Boston 

Alonzo P. Grinnell, 219 Walnut St., Boston . 16 

Blank 



Attorney-General 

J. Weston Allen, 219 Lake Ave., Newton 
Henry C Attwill, 59 Ocean Ave., Lynn . 
Blank 



93 


84 


48 


225 


10 


6 


6 


22 


12 


8 


.4 


24 


87 


81 


40 


208 


16 


8 


11 


35 


12 


9 


7 


28 



Senator in Congress 



John W. Weeks, 97 Valentine St., Newton 

S. W. McCall 

Blank 



29 


29 


16 


74 


78 


63 


41 


182 


8 


6 


1 


15 


98 


89 


51 


238 


1 






1 


16 


9 


7 


32 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 27 



Congressman — Eighth District 

Frederick W. Dallinger, 4 Hancock Pk., 

Cambridge ... ... 104 89 52 245 

Blank 11* 9 6 26 



Councillor — Sixth District 

James G.Harris, 90 Wyman St., Medford . 97 79 50 226 

Blank .... .... 18 19 8 45 



Senator — Sixth Middlesex District 

Edwin T. McKnight, 64 Terrace Rd., Medford 55 40 23 118 

WinfieldF. Prime, 18 Prospect St., Winchester 59 58 34 151 

Blank 1 1 2 



Representative in General Court — Nineteenth Middlesex District 

Eden K. Bowser, 15 Park St., Wakefield . 104 86 50 240 

Blank 11 12 8 31 



County Commissioner — Middlesex County 



Alfred L. Cutting, Maple Rd., Weston . 


96 


82 


49 


227 


Blank 


19 


16 


9 


44 



County Treasurer — Middlesex County 

Charles Bruce, 8 Forest Ave., Everett . . 41 39 14 94 
Joseph O. Hayden, 174 Summer St., Somer- 

ville 59 48 38 145 

Blank 15 11 6 32 



Register of Probate and Insolvency — Middlesex County 

William G. Andrew, 402 Cambridge St., 

Cambridge 

Frederick M. Esty, 5 State St., Framingham . 
Blank 



State Committee — Sixth Middlesex District 

Charles C. Warren, 15 Maple St., Arlington . ' 97 79 46 222 

Blank 18 19 12 49 



21 


29 


10 


60 


78 


56 


43 


177 


16 


13 


5 


34 



28 



TOWN OF WAKEFIFLD 



Delegates to State Convention 



Josiah S. Bonney, 9 Lafayette St. 
Harris M. Dolbeare, 13 Chestnut St. 
Sidney F. Adams, 128 Pleasant St. 
George M. Poland, 17 Pleasant St. . 
Frank H. Hackett, 12 Birch Hill Ave. 
Fred E. Bunker, 24 Wave Ave. 
E. Horace Perley, 190 Main St. 
Harry M. Wheeler, 25 Park Ave. . 
Blank 



96 
97 
96 
93 
94 
97 
93 
99 
155 



86 
86 
87 
85 
85 
85 
93 



50 
50 
50 
50 
52 
51 
48 
51 
62 



235 
235 
232 
229 
223 
233 
226 
235 
310 



Town Committee 

Raymond P. Dellinger, Shumway Circle . 96 80 47 223 

David E. Hufton, 30 Salem St. 92 77 46 215 

Thomas M. Reynolds, 7 Nichols St. 93 78 45 216 

Chester W. Gould, 2 Grafton St. . 95 82 45 222 

Ezra F. Melendy, 4 Overlook Rd. ... 91 77 45 213 

Loring P. Jordan, 12 Church St. ... 96 79 46 221 

Andrew G.Anderson, 27 Park St. ... 94 79 46 219 

Warner V.Taylor, 10 Summit Ave. . . 95 78 45 218 

Frank H. Hackett, 12 Birch Ave. ... 96 82 47 225 

George L. Dillaway, Dillaway St. ... 94 80 45 219 

Albert D.Oxley, 31 Converese St. ... 93 79 45 217 

Blank . 230 207 136 573 



DEMOCRATIC 
Governor 



Edward P. Barry, 59 Thomas Pk., Boston 
William A. Gaston, 97 Bay State Rd., Boston 
Richard H. Long, Winter St., Framingham . 
Blank 



Prec. i Prec. 2 Prec. 3 Total 

7 1 4 12 

30 6 37 73 

36 3 19 58 

5 10 6 



Lieutenant Governor 

Joseph H. O'Neil, 122 Seaver St., Boston . 
Blank 

Secretary 

Charles H. McGlue, 45 Suffolk St., Lynn . 
Blank 

Treasurer 

Charles Giddings, Cottage St.^Great Barrington 
Blank . . . K . . . . . 



13 




2 


15 


65 


11 


58 


134 


11 






11 


67 


11 


60 


138 


12 






12 


66 


11 


60 


137 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 29 



Auditor 

Francis M. Costello, 805 Parker St., Boston . 11 11 

Blank ...... \ . . 67 11 60 138 

Attorney General 

Joseph L. P. St. Coeur, 1298 Commonwealth 

Ave., Boston 12 12 

Blank . 66 11 60 137 

Senator in Congress 

David I. Walsh, 520 Main St., Fitchburg 60 8 45 113 

Blank . 18 3 15 36 

Congressman — Eighth District 

James F. Aylward, 259 Harvard St., Cambridge ' 26 3 19 48 

John F. Daly, 67 Highland Ave., Cambridge .26 3 20 49 

Blank .......*.. 26 5 21 52 

Councillor — Sixth District 
Blank 78 11 60 149 

Senator — Sixth Middlesex District 

Whitfield L. Tuck, 9 Winthrop St., Winchester .37 9 28 74 

Blank ......... 41 2 32 75 

" # 

Representative in General Court, Nineteenth Middlesex District 

Eden K. Bowser, Park St., Wakefield ... 14 14 

Blank . ... . . . . . 64 11 60 135 

County Commissioner — Middlesex County 
Blank . 78 11 60 149 

County Treasurer — Middlesex County 
Blank ......... 78 11 60 149 

Register of Probate and Insolvency — Middlesex County 
Blank 78 11 60 149 

State Committee — Sixth Middlesex District 

Thomas S. Lawrence, 76 Marathon St., Arlington 27 7 23 57 

Blank 51 4 37 92 



30 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Delegates to State Convention 



Prec. i Prec. 2. Prec. 3 Total 



Thomas E. Dwyer, 12 Gould St. . 
Samuel K. Hamilton, 33 Yale Avenue 
Charles A. Dean, 152 Nahant St. 
John M. O'Hea, 178 Vernon St. . 
Albert D. Cate, 26 Prospect St. 
Blank 



55 


11 


38 


104 


51 


9 


32 


92 


61 


10 


38 


109 


55 


9 


29 


93 


48 


9 


34 


91 



120 



129 



256 



Town Committee 



Edward T. Clothey, 21 Crescent St. 
Joseph Low, 56 Bennett St. 
Harry E. Clemons, 70 Prospect St. 
Augustus M. Baxter, Greenwood St. 
James F. Curley, 2 Birch Hill Ave. 
Frank N. Mclntire, 36 Emerson St, 
Daniel H. Regan, 11 Emerald St. . 
John F. Waters, Maple Ave. . ' 
Joseph C. Dinan, 12 Fairmoimt Ave. 
J. Edward DuLong, 20 Salem St. 
Albert M . Fazioli, 61 Nahant St. . 
Blank 



40 


8 


27 


75 


36 


7 


23 


66 


39 


7 


26 


72 


40 


9 


23 


72 


48 


6 


28 


82 


42 


6 


30 


78 


46 


7 


31 


84 


33 


8 


24 


65 


36 


6 


26 


68 


38 


6 


23 


67 


37 


6 


24 


67 


23 


45 


375 


843 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



3i 



Result of Election, November 5th, 1918 



Governor 



Calvin Coolidge, Northampton, Rep. 
Richard H. Long, Framingham, Dem. 
Sylvester J. McBride, Waterton, Soc. 
Ingvar Paulsen, Boston, Soc. Labor 
Blank 



Prec. 1 Prec. 2 Prec. 3 Total 



546 

445 

15 

2 

7 



212 

72 
2 

1 



249 
240 



1007 

757 
8 25 

2 4 

5 13 



Lieutenant Governor 



Channing H. Cox, Boston, Rep. . 
Oscar Kinsalas, Springfield, Soc. Lab. 
Joseph H. O'Neil, Boston 
Blank ...... 



570 


230 


265 


1065 


20 


3 


12 


35 


393 


53 


209 


655 


32 


1 


18 


51 



Secretary 

Albert P. Langtry, Springfield, Rep. 
Charles H. McGlue, Lynn, Dem. 
William Taylor, Worcester, Soc. Lab. . 
Blank / 



583 


237 


265 


1085 


345 


43 


187 


575 


25 


2 


14 


41 


62 


5 


38 


105 



Treasurer 

Charles L. Burrill, Boston, Rep. . 
Charles Giddings, Great Barrington, Dem. 
Mary E. Peterson, SomerVille, Soc. Lab. . 
Blank . 



573 


229 


265 


1087 


'332 


43 


184 


559 


26 


2 


14 


42 


84 


13 


41 


138 



Auditor 



Alonzo B. Cook, Boston, Rep. 
Francis M. Costello, Boston, Dem. 
Fred E. Oelcher, Peabody, Soc. Lab. 
Blank 



563 


231 


260 


1054 


342 


40 


186 


568 


18 


3 


12 


33 


92 


13 


46 


151 



Attorney General 



Henry C. Atwill, Lynn, Rep. 
Morris I. Becker, Chelsea, Soc. Lab. 
Joseph L. P. St. Coeur, Boston, Dem. 
Blank . . . . 



587 


238 


270 


1095 


27 


4 


13 


44 


320 


37 


173 


530 


81 


8 


48 


137 



32 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Senator in Congress 

Thomas W. Lawson, Scituate, Independent . 67 15 18 100 

David I. Walsh, Fitchburg, Dem. . . . 460 69 237 766 

John W. Weeks, Newton, Rep 472 200 241 913 

Blank 16 3 8 27 

Congressman Eighth District 

James F. Aylward, Cambridge, Dem. . . .410 48 208 666 

Frederick W. Dallinger, Cambridge, Rep. . . 554 230 264 1048 

Blank 51 9 32 92 

Councillor — Sixth District 

James G. Harris, Medford, Rep 636 247 281 1164 

Blank 379 40 223 642 

Senator — Sixth Middlesex District 

Edwin T. McKnight, Medford, Rep. . . . 537 217 253 1007 

Whitfield L. Tuck, Winchester, Dem. ... 393 54 203 650 

Blank 85 16 48 149 

Representative in General Court — Nineteenth Middlesex District 

Eden K. Bowser, Wakefield, Dem. Rep. . . 798 255 391 1444 

Blank 217 32 113 362 

County Commissioner — Middlesex County 

Alfred L. Cutting, Weston,s Rep. ... 629 250 292 1171 

Blank .386 37 212 635 

County Treasurer — Middlexes County 

Joseph O. Hayden, Somervilie, Rep. ... 627 250 293 1170 

Blank 388 37 211 636 

Register of Probate and Insolvency — Middlesex County 

Frederick M. Esty, Framingham, Rep. . . 617 248 295 1160 

Blank 398 39 209 646 

Do you favor a City Charter for the Town of Wakefield: 

Yes 475 137 233 845 

No 452 136 219 807 

Blank 88 14 52 154 



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Amendment No. 1 

Yes 376 

No 471 

Blank. ........ 168 

Amendment; No. 2 

Yes . . . . . • . . . .406 

No 244 

Blank . ...-,.., 365 

Amendment No. 3 

Yes ... . 506 

No '...., ' 181 

Blank ......... 328 

Amendment No. 4 

Yes 460 

No ......... 174 

Blank 381 

Amendment No. 5 

Yes . . . . ... . . 336 

No ......... 236 

Blank ........ 443 

Amendment No. 6 

Yes ......... 367 

No ... ' 220 

Blank . . . . . . . . 428 

Amendment No. 7 

Yes .......... 370 

No ... 197 

Blank 448 

Amendment No. 8 

Yes .406 

No 176 

Blank 433 

Amendment No. 9 

Yes 393 

No .......... 175 

Blank 447 



108 


185 


669 


140 


204 


815 


39 


115 


322 


134 


204 


744 


70 


109 


423 


83 


191 


639 


165 


260 


931 


47 


79 


307 


75 


165 


568 


164 


225 


849 


36 


84 


294 


87 


195 


663 


116 


180 


632 


74 


104 


414 


97 


220 


760 


124 


173 


664 


60 


100 


380 


103 


231 


762 


124 


171 


65 


53 


90 


240 


110 


243 


801 


148 


219 


773 


44 


80 


300 


95 


205 


733 


138 


196 


727 


44 


83 


302 


105 


225 


777 



34 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Amendment No. 10 

Yes 379 

No 258 

Blank 378 

Amendment No. n 

Yes . . . " 386 

No 184 

Blank 445 

Amendment No. 12 

Yes . .411 

No 164 

Blank 440 

Amendment No. 13 

Yes 409 

No 176 

Blank 430 

Amendment No. 14 

Yes 309 

No 333 

Blank 373 

Amendment No. 15 

Yes 383 

No 195 

Blank 437 

Amendment No. 16 

Yes .389 

No . 175 

Blank 451 

Amendment No. 17 

Yes 347 

No ......... 274 

Blank 394 

Amendment No. 18 

Yes 386 

No . 183 

Blank 446 



129 


187 


695 


69 


109 


436 


89 


208 


675 


129 


193 


708 


52 


79 


315 


106 


232 


783 


136 


199 


746 


44 


80 


288 


107 


225 


772 


143 


218 


770 


47 


78 


301 


97 


208 


735 


98 


167 


574 


100 


146 


579 


89 


191 


653 


133 


187 


703 


51 


90 


336 


103 


227 


767 


137 


194 


720 


43 


78 


296 


107 


232 


790 


120 


189 


656 


69 


124 


467 


98 


191 


683 


140 


191 


717 


44 


78 


305 


103 


235 


784 



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Amendment No. 19 

Yes . 
No . 
Blank 



400 


136 


189 


725 


179 


43 


81 


303 


436 


108 


234 


778* 



36 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of Selectmen 

To the Citizens of the Town of Wakefield: — 

We herewith respectfully submit the annual report of the Board of 
Selectmen for the year ending December 31, 1918, together with the reports 
of the several departments under its control or supervision. 

ORGANIZATION 

The Board, consisting of George EL Taylor, Harry E. Clemons, Wesley 
S. Goodwin, John J. Round and Frank H. Hackett, held its first meeting 
March 7, 1918. John J. Round was elected Chairman; Frank H. Hackett, 
Secretary; and H. A. Simonds was appointed Clerk. 

COMMITTEES 

Street — George H. Taylor, J. J. Round 

Military — Frank H. Hackett 

Police — Wesley S. Goodwin 

Fire — Harry E. Clemons 

Town Hall— F. H. Hackett 

Licenses — F. H. Hackett, Welsey S. Goodwin, Harry E. Clemons 

APPOINTMENTS 

Town Counsel— M. E. S. Clemons 

Superintendent of Streets — William R. Tompson 

Janitor of Hall — Harvey S. Parker 

Dog Officer — James J. Pollard 

Fire Inspector — William E. Cade 

Inspector of Wires — William E. Cade 

Forest Warden — William E. Cade 

Town Accountant — Harry A. Simonds 

Supt. of Public Market Place — Donald White 

Registrar of Voters — Patrick J. Kelley 

Inspector of Buildings — Cornelius Donovan 

Inspector of Animals — Palmer Corbett 

Keeper of Lockup — Joseph L. Preston 

Burial Agent — J. Warren Poland 

Agent, Care of Soldiers' Graves — J. Warren Poland 

Moth Department — W. W. Whittredge 

Sweetser Lecture Committee — Edwin C. Miller, W. S. Perkins, J. Lowe 

McMahon, H. M. Wheeler, Harris M. Dolbeare. . 

Chief of Fire Department — William E. Cade 

Constables — H. A. Simonds, Louis N. Tyzzer 

Permanent Police Officers — John G. M. Gates, Joseph Fazio 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN *7 



POLICE OFFICERS 

John A. Meloney, Lewis E. Carter, George O. Russell, Roy D. Jones, 
William G. Carley, James Findley, John N. Logan, Walter F. Carley, Herman 
Salholm, Francis W. Howard, Albert D. Cate, Herbert T. Mitchell, George 
~F. Leach. Ernest Tyler, William H. Murray, H. S. Parker, George W. Couil- 
lard, A. P. Butler, Louis P. Fairfield, George B. DeRoaeh, John D. Shannahan 
F. C. Dunham, Arthur H. Ayscough, Charles W. Riley, Henry E. Holoway 
Patrick McLaughlin, James Coughlin, James Galvin, John H. McMahon, 
Warren B. Wiley, Bruce E. Wilkinson, John M. Cameron, W. R. Thompson, 
W. W. Smith, Perley E. Walton, Frank S. Miner, H. GJ Robinson, John 
Sliney, Morrison Merrill, Edward Barker, Edward Dulong, 

WEIGHERS OF COAL, COKE AND HAY 

Thomas Hickey, William A. Hickey, Emma F. Sargent, Wilbur C. 
Crocker, George W. Carey, L. E. Bennett, Abner E. Gammons, William J. 
Murphy, Timothy E. Toomey, Sadie Toomey, F. W. Magdeburg, Margaret 
Findlay, Leo P. Curley, Helen A. Dignan, William T. Curley, Patrick H. 
McLaughlin, John H. McMahon, Joseph Brewer, Warren B. Wiley, Willard 
P. Farwell, Frank H. Sweetser, Austin L. Mansfield, Emma E. Mansfield, 
A. A. Mansfield, Gail M. Connor, George W. Eaton. 

MEASURERS OF WOOD 

John G. Gates, F. W. Magdeburg, T. E. Toomey, W. J. Murphy, L. E. 
Bennett, Abner E, Gammons, George W. Carey, Wilbur C. Crocker, Thomas 
Hickey, William A. Hickey, Emma F. Sargent, Leo P. Curley, William T. 
Curley, A. A. Mansfield. 

AUCTIONEERS 

Frederick S Hartshorne, William A. Hickey, Edward B. Kelley. 

PONY EXPRESS LICENSES 
A. B. Comins, B. J. Cotter, American Express Company. 

JUNK LICENSES 

Morris Slotnick, Israel Horovitz, M. Arenstein, Harry H. Kimball, 
Hyman Barron, Maurice Levine. 

POOL AND BOWLING 

Barnard & Godfrey. 

SECOND HAND FURNITURE LICENSE 

Felix Goldberg, Frank W. Champagne. I 



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CIRCUS LICENSES 

Walter L. Mains, Sig. Sautelle. 

21 Victuallers' Licenses were granted to various persons. 

The information in this report has been furnished as usual by the Clerk 
of the Board, Mr. H. A. Simonds, whose accurate knowledge of the affairs 
of the Town has been of great asssitance to our Board. We wish at this time 
to express our appreciation of his services as well as of the helpful spirit and 
general disposition to aid us in our labors which we have found in other town 
officials and citiztens. 

The following Roll of Honor, containing a list of Wakefield's young men 
and women in the service has been supplied by the Soldiers' and Sailors' 
Bureau and Mr. H. M. Dolbeare of the Wekefield Daily Ite?n, to whom we are 
greatly indebted. It has been compiled with great care, and until the town 
provides a more substantial and permanent memorial, it will serve as a 
record and will remind us of the sacrifices made by those who answered their 
country's call. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN J. ROUND, Chairman 
FRANK H. HACKETT, Secretary 
GEORGE H. TAYLOR 
WESLEY S. GOODWIN 
HARRY E. CLEMONS 



HONOR ROLL 



Allen, Gertrude, Yeowoman 
Achorn, Albert H. 
Aiken, John W. 
Aker, Clyde W., Lieut. 
Allen, Edward 
Allison, Carl E., Lieut. 
Altieri, Walter J., Sergt. 
Altieri, William S. 
Amesbury, Frederick A. 
Anderson, Harry L. 
Anderson, John H. 
Anderson, J. Frank 
Anderson, John M. 
Anderson, Randall T., Corp. 
Avery, Frank W. 
Avery, John A. 
Ayre, Albert C. 






*Baker, Robert F. 
Bannon, John T. 
Barry, Richard E. 
Barrett, Daniel J. 
Barrett, Thomas F. 
Barro\y, Harry C. 
Barry, Augustine C, Wagoner 
Barry, Daniel A. 
Barton, Edward J. 
Barton, William J. 
Bartlett, Paul W. 
Barwise, Harry, Sergt. 
Baxter, Augustus D., Sergt. 
Baxter, Harry A. 
Bayrd, Edward L. 
Bears, Earl L., Sergt. Maj. 
Bears, Elmira, Nurse 



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39 



Bears, Waldo W., Sergt. 

Beane, Raymond J., Sergt. 

Beebe, John H., Jr., Corp. 

Beebe, Junius O., Lieut. 

Belmore, Carl W., Sergt. 

Belmore, Ralph i. , 

Benjamin, Daniel L., Ensign 

Bennett, Harold C, Corp. 

Bentley, George H.0, 

Berry, Fred B. 

Bertolami, Sabastiano 

Better, Edward F., Jr., Sergt. 
*Biggs, Herbert E. 

Bishop, Joseph W. 

Blaikie, Robert C, Mch. Mate 

Blanchard, Leon A. 

Blanchard, Winslow F. 

Blodgett, Laurence F. 

Blois, George 

Boardman, Laurence J. 

Boardman, Raymond A. 

Bolton, Richard J., Jr. 

Bonney, Carroll T. 

Bondreau, Leon L., Lieut. 

•Bourdon, Leo E., Sergt. 

Bouve, Howard A. 

Boyers, Leonard S. 

Bowman, Richard J., Corp. 

Branch, Warren E. 

Brant, William C. 

Brauer, William J., Jr. 

Brehaut, Joseph J. 

Bridge, Edward U., Corp. 

Brockbank, Gray B., Corp. 
__ *Brockbank, John C, Corp. 

Brooks, Samuel H., Capt. 

Brophy, Martin J. 

Brown, James G., Lieut. 

Brown, Raymond G., Lieut. 

Brown, William 
*Buckley, Joseph, Cook 
7 Burditt, Roland E., C. R. O. 

Burke, James M., Ensign 

Burrill, Arthur G. 

Burke, John W. 

Burnham, Horace C, Corp. 
*Burns, John T. 



Burns, Mathew J., Sergt. 
Burns, William F., Sergt. 
Burrage, Peter H. 
Burrage, Arthur, Sergt. 
Burwen, Joseph, Sergt. 
Butterfield, George W., C. R. E;iect. 
Butler, John M. 
Byrnes, Fred H. 

Calanthropio, Joseph 

Calanthropio, Samuel 

Camparieri, Umberto 

Campbell, Charles E., Sergt. 

Canty, Daniel A., Lieut. 

Campbell, Harold J., Sergt. 

Capitello, William — 

Cardinal, William 

Carleton, Albert W. 

Carlson, Arthur G. 

Carleton, Everett A. 

Carter, Minot H. 
*Cartland, William H., Sergt.' 

Cartwright, Kenneth, Ensign 
*Cartwright, Paul, Lieut. 

Cassidy, Raymond P. 

Cate, Chester M., Sergt. 

Cay ting, Hay ward C. 

Caesar, Frank, C. P. O. 

Champagne, Frank L., Corp. 

Champagne, Grover, Sergt. 

Cheever, Carl I. 

Cristie, Ralph W., Lt. Com. 

Christopher, Pasquale A. 

Cieuzo, John 

Ciuezo, Frank 

Clark, Louis N. 

Classen, Thomas F., Q.M. 

Classen, Charles W., Lieut. 

Clem, George M. 

Clemons, Roger P., Sergt. 

Clough, Leslie K-, Corp. 

Coakley, Arthur J. 

Coakley, Daniel W., Lieut. 

Coburn, Maurice S. 

Cochrane, Donald G. 

Collette, Joseph L. 
„ Collette, William 



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Collins, James 
Collins, John L. 
Collins, Timothy 
Collinson, Alfred E. 
Collinson, Arthur W. 
Collinson, Kenneth 
Collinson, Stanley E. 
Connelly, Edw. J., Major 
Comins, Ralph B. 
Conway, Martin L. 
Copeland, Howard G., Lt. Com. 
Cochrane, Thomas F., Sergt. 
Cochrane, William H., Corp. 
Cordillo, Joseph P. 
Cosman, Richard A. 
Costello, Frank D. 
Costello, James, Sergt. 
Coulter, William E. 
Cowan, Carl R. 
Crabiel, Albert 
Creedon, Charles E., Sergt. 
Creedon, Daniel C. 
Creedon, Jeremiah E., Lieut. 
Crocker, Ernest W., Corp. 
Crocker, Harold E. 
Crowley, John J. 
Cucurullo, Joseph 
Cummings, H. Lorimer 
Curley, James F. 
Cutting, Frank F. ©apt. 
Czarnota, Jan. 

D'Alfonso, Angino 
Daland, Ernest M. 
Davis, Alfred M. 
Daniels, James A., Lieut. 
Dean, Robert M., Sergt. 
DeFazio, Charles, Corp. 
DeFazio, Ralph 
*De Felice, Nicola 
Delano, Roland M. 
Del Rossi, Louis 
De Pamphilis, Lawrence 
Derby. John W. 
De Roche, George B. ,Corp. 
De Roche, John E. 
Desmond, Daniel J., Sergt. 



Deveau, William 

Devlin, Charles M. 

Devlin, John F. 

Di Benedetto Dominico 

Didonato, Louis J. 

Di Donasto, Paulo 

Dignan, Arthur M. 

Dignan, Thomas G. 

Dillaway, George L,, Jr., Lieut. 

Dillaway, Manson, M. Lieut 

Dinan, Margaret J., Nurse 

Dillaway, Samuel 

Dingle, Arthur L. 

Di Santi, Giovani 

Dolan, Chester J., Yeoman 

Dolbeare, Cyrus M. 

Donegan, George F. 
*Donegan, John P. 

Donoghue, Clifford J. 

Donovan, Edward J., Lieut. 

Donovan, William D. 

Doucette, Albert J., C. P. O. 

Doucette, Albert P. 

Doucette, Arthur, Sergt. 

Doucette, Dennis E., Sergt. 

Doucette, Eli 

Doucette, Frank T. 

Doucette, Fred A. 

Doucette, Jeremiah W., Wagoner 

Doucette, William H. 

Dow, Clarence M. 

Doyle, Patrick J. 

Driscoll, Chester V. 

Drokas, Peter 

Drugan, John E., Jr. 

Du Bois, Victor A., Corp. 
Duggan, John P., Corp., (Missing) 

Duggan, D. Joseph 

Dulong, Frank 

Dulong, Louis J. 

Dulong, William L., Sergt. 

Eager, Joseph R. 
Eastman, Ernest R., Sergt. 
Eaton, Malcolm C. 
Eaton, Nathan W., Sergt. 
Eaton, Paul B. 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 



4i 



Eaton, Richard G., Capt. 
Eckay, Clarence 
Edgar, Brent M., Sergt. 
Edgar, D. Ray, Lieut. 
Edgett, Alfred S. 
Edmands, Edward W., Corp. 
Edmonds, Robert R. 
Edwards, Fayette R. 
Eldredge, Clarence R. 
Ellsworth, Lester A. 
Esner, Arthur 
Evans, George F. 
Everson, John, Capt. 
Evans, James K. 

Fairbanks, Dana F. 

Fairbanks, Ernest E. 

Farwell, Albert S. 

Fay, George J. 
*Fay, Edward M. 

Ferrick, James F. 

Ferrick, Joseph M. 

Ferris, Daniel O. 

Findlay, John Jr., Col. Sergt. 

Finnegan, James P. 

Finneran, Edward J. 
*Fish, Crowell G., Corp. 

Flannigan, Ernest J., Lieut. (S. G.) 

Fleming, John 

Fleming, Thomas F. 

Flint, Arthur W., Mch. Mate 

Foley, James 

Foley, William F. 

Forrest, William M. 

Frankel, Aaron H. 

Fraughton, George P. 

Frieberg, C. Roy 

Frost, Ralph N., Sergt. 

Fuller, Beatrice, Nurse 

Fuller, Herbert W. 

Fulton, Arthur A. 

Funk, Albert F. 

Galardi, John 
Galvin, Daniel H., Sergt. 
Gammons, Frank W. 
Gammons, Percy B. 



Gardner, George F. 

Gates, Kenneth W., Cook 

Geliwski, Waleryan 

Gersinovitch, Sol C, Sergt. 
*Gibbons, Michael J. 
*Gibbs, Robert 

Gibbons, John C. 

Gibbons, Thomas L. 

Gibson, Chester A., Corp. 

Gleason, Mary, Nurse 

Glynn, John F. 

Glynn, Charles M. 

Glynn, John W. 

Godett, Wilfred 

Goldsmith, Leon C. 

Gooch, Joseph L., Jr., Lt. Col. 

Gooch, Winslow 

Goodacre, Kenneth R., Lieut. 

Goodale, George S., Lt. Col. 

Goodhue, Preston W., Corp. 

Goodwin, Albert C. 
*Gordon, Alvin W. 

Gorman, Lawrence G., Sergt. 

Gosnay, Thomas F., 

Grace, William W., Lieut. (J. G.) 

Grattan, Cecil L., Sgt 

Gray, Earl F. 

Greenlief, Harold H. 

Griffith, Harry A. 

Gutro, Walter H., Cook 

Guillow, Paul K. 

Guillow, Roscoe M. 



Haggerty, William H., Capt. 
Hall, Philip G. 
Hanright, Arthur C. 
Hanright, Thomas E. 
Hanscom, Maurice P. 
Harlow, Melburn, Cook 
Harper, Robert E. 
Harrie, Robert J. 
Harrington, A. Francis, Yeoman 
Harrington, Daniel E. 
Harrington, William, Yeoman 
Harris, Lawrence 
Hartley, Louis R. 



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Hartshorne, Frederick M., Lieut. 
Hatfield, George E. 
Hawes, Calvin W. 
Hawkes, Edgar B., Lieut. 
Heath, William C, Musician 
Hendrickson, Alfred L. 
Heninger, Alfred H. 
Heningar, Henry A., Sergt 
Heningar, John M. 
Hennessey, Frank 
Hennessey, James F. 
Hurlihey, Jerome 
Hersey, Everett S. 
Heurlin, Colcord 
Heustis, George B., Sergt. 
Heustis, Joseph C. 
Hickey, Daniel W. 
Hickey, Edward E., Lieut. 
Hicke}'-, Ethel M., Chief Yeowoman 
Hickey, Walter C, Corp. 
Hines, Joseph A. 
Holmberg, Carl H., Lieut. 
Holmes, Robert P., Lieut. 
Holoway, Percie U,. Corp. 
Holt, Arthur R. 
Home, Leon R. 
Horovitz, Max, Wagoner 
Horovitz, Oscar H. 
Horovitz, Samuel B. 
Horrigan, Frank H., Yeoman 
Hourihan, Michael J. 
Houston, Clifford P. 
Howlett, Arthur E., Lieut. 
*Hughes, Ambrose 
Hubbard, Alfred J., Sergt. 
Hurley, John W. 
Hurton, John J. 
Hutchinson, Andrew W., Q.M. 

Inman, George H. 
Inman, James P. 

Jackson, Robert E., Lieut. 
Jackson, Ernest W. 
Jacobellis, Antonio 
Jacobs, Carroll 
Jacobs, Isa 



Jacquith, Thomas 
Jeffrey, Charles F. 
Johnson, Albert L. (Missing) 
Johnson, Axel E. 
Johnson, Ernest E. 
Johnston, Fred 
Johnson, J. Hilmer 
Jones, Roy D., Major 
Jones, Walter L., Sergt. 
Judan, Charles 2nd., Lieut. 
Joyce Patrick 

Kane, John J., Mch. Mate 
Keane, Thomas J. 
Keane, Thomas P. 
Kelley, John J. 
Kelley, J. Walter 
Kelley, Philip J., Lt. Com. 
Kelso, Hugh M. 
Kennedy, John M. 
Kenney, James B. 
Kenney, Thomas F. 
Kenney, Malachi P. 
Kenyon, F. P. L., Sergt. 
Keough, James H., Capt. 
*Killorin, George W., Jr. 
Kingston, Norman B., Sergt 
Kirby, John J. 
Kirk, Charles T. 
Kondrup, George W. 

La Fave, Laurence J. 
Landry, Francis E., Corp. 
Landry, Samuel 
Lane, George C. 
Lane, Thomas J., Corp. 
Laskey, Fred S. 
Lasselle, Charles L. 
Lawton, Ervine E., Corp. 
Lawdanskas, Stanislaus ^ 
Lawler, Frank E. 
Leach, George A. 
Lerned, Leroy J., Sergt. 
Lee, John J., Sergt. 
Lee, James L. 
Leete, Ellsworth M. 
Lenners, Eugene J. 



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43 



Lewis, John E. 
Libby, Oliver F., Cook 
^Lincoln, Clark R., Lieut. 
Lindsay, J. Herbert, Sergt. 
Lisi, Rev. Gaetano 
Locash, Carl 
Locash, Charles 
Little, Cyrus A., Sergt. 
Loughlin, Patrick E. 
Lovering, John R. 
Luciano, Dominick 
Luken, Roy E. 
Luken, Lawrence A. 
Lyons, John D., Ensign 
Lyons, 'William, Lieut. 

MacKay, Frank D. 

MacBonald, James A. 

MacKay, John G. 

Mackenzie, Lorimer A., Yeoman 

Macintosh, Harry R. 

MacLeod, Arthur M., Corp. 

MacLeod, Daniel J. 

MacLeod, William D. 

McQuarrie, Carl M. 

Maguire, Frank J. 

Maguire, William 

Maloney, Michael J. 

Maloney, Richard M. 

Maloney, Walter V. 

Melonson, Frank J. 

Melonson, James H. 

Melonson, Clarence J. 

Mansur, Norman C. 

Marshall, C. Stanley 

Martin, David 
' Martin, John E. 
*-Martino, James 

Mayer, George A. 

Maxwell, George J., Corp. 

Mayne, William A. 

McAuliffe, Philip L. 

McCarthy, William, Corp. 

McCarthy, M. Joseph 

McDonald, Robert, Water St. 

McDonald, Robert, Montrose Ave. 

McCullough, George J. 



McCullough, John W. 

McDonald, Thomas H. 

McEachern, Charles L., Corp. 

McFadden, James F. 

McGlory, William T. 

McGrath, Henry A. 

McGrath, John F. 

McGrory, Martin A. 

McHugh, Thomas F. 

Mclntyre, Edwin C. 

Mclntire, Frank E. 

McKie, Fred C, Lieut. 
*McLaughlin. Andrew P., Corp. 

McMahon, J. Harold 

McMahon, John E. 

McManaman, Harold A. 

McMaster, Henry, Sergt. 

McNally, Arthur J., Sergt. 

McNally, James P. 

McNally, John H. 

McNeill, Winfield L., Lieut. 

McRae, Frank D. 

McTague, Arthur H. 

McWhinnie, Ernest J. 

McWhinnie, Percy 

Melanson, Eli J. 

Meloney, Harry I., Sergt. 

Melonson, Edward J. 

Merriam, Richard S., Lieut. 
*Merrill, Edward S. 
*Merrill, Richard P. 

Meuse, John T., Corp. 

Millar, Harold M. 

Miller, Howard , Sergt. 

Miller, William 

Mirisola, Joseph 

Mirisola, Peter 

Moore, Roger I. 

Moore, Walter E. 

Morgan, Hugh J., Jr., Sergt. 

Morrison, Frank E. 

Mortimer, Clarence R., Corp. 

Mortimer, Harry 

Morton, Roland C. 

Morton, Hollis 

Muise, John R. 

Muise, Peter A. 



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Mullen, John T. 
MuLe , J seph 
Murphy, Frank R., Sergt. 
Murphy, James E. 
Murphy, Thomas E. 
Murphy, William E. 
Murphy, William J. 
Muse, John L. 
Muse, William H. 

*Nacella, Henry 

Neiss, .Archie J. 
*Nelson, Harry E. 
*Neville, Patrick, Sergt. 

Nicholson, Albert L. 
*Norton, Erland F. 

Nutile, Charles C. 

O'Brien, Joseph L. 

O' Connell, Agnes V., Yeowoman 

O'Connell, Charles A. 

O'Donnell, John E. 

Oliver, Stanley P., Lieut. 

Oldfield, John W. 

Oliver, Warren W. 

O'Neill, Henry J. 

O'Neil, James D. 

O'Neill, John C. 

Orde, Vernon C. 

Oxl ey, Charles A. 

4 

Packard, Frank E., Sergt. 
Packard, Leeman F. 
Paglia, Thomas F. 
Palmer, John H. 
Palmerino, Nicola 
Palumbo, John 
Paon, Fred T. 
Paon, Lawrence 
Paon, Wilfred E. 
Parker, Frederick N. 
Parker, Henry L. 
Partridge, Herbert E., Sergt. 
Parrish, Edward, Jr. 
Pasqualina, Felix 
Payro, Edmund J. 
Perkins, David N., Corp. 



Perkins, Donald F. 
Perkins, Russell B., Ensign 
Perley, Reuben N., Colonel 
Peterson, Ralph C, Lieut. 
Peterson, Walter E., Corp. 
Phelan, Walter E. 
Phelps, Walter A. Lieut. 
Philbrick, Clifton T. 
Phillips, Alanson C. 
Phinney, Joseph, Corp. 
Phipps, Irvin R., Sergt. 
Phipps, Robert P. 
Pickney, Gilbert E. 
Pollock, Leland W., Yoeman 
Potter, George E., Lieut. 
Preston, James A., Corp. 
Priest, George H. 
Priest, Walter F. 
Proctor, Arthur 
Proctor, Edward O., Lieut. 
Puleo, Guiseppe 
Putnam, Harold B. 

Qualters, Richard M. 
Quinn, John L., Corp. 
Quinn, Thomas J., Lieut. 

Ramsdell, Edgar O., Bugler 
Rand, Robert, Lieut. (J. G.) 
Rattray, William A. 
Rea, Herbert E. 
Reardon, Daniel L. 
Redfearn, David 
Redmond, Arthur 
Reid, Frank 

Reid, Fred G. Phar. Mate 
Reynolds, Harold F. 
Rice, Charles F. 
Rich, Edward A., Jr. 
Richardson, Charles E. 
Richardson, Ira W., Lieut. 
Richmond, Arthur P. 
Ripley, Aiden L. 
Ripley, Phillips H., Corp. 
Robbins, Barney, Corp. 
Robbins, Lawrence 
Roberts, Carmine A. 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 



45 



Robinson, Alton T. 
Rodmansky, Jerry W. 
Rosenfield, Max A. 
Rowell, George H., Corp. 
Rooney, Michael J. 
Russell, Hardy F. 
Russell, James H. 
Ryder, J. Milton 
Ryerson, Russell P. 



Sanford, Clayton G. 

Santos, Theodore 

Sargent, George D. 

Saunders, Charles 

Sava, Amabile 

Sawyer, Arleigh C, Sergt. 

Scandura, Anthony 

Scanlon, Joseph 

Schievione, Luigi A. 

Schievione, Ralph 

Scott, W. Irving 

Scott, Leonard T. 

Seabury, Frank J. 

Seabury, James S. 

Seabury, William D. 

Sexton, Edward J. 

Shaw, Lester R., Corp. 

Sheldon, Edward P. / 

Simonds, Clyde M., 1st Class Chauff. 

Simonds, Frederick A., Capt. 

Singer, Archie 

Simonds, Henry F. 

Singer, Norman C. 

Skinner, Robert A., Yeoman 

Sliney, Rev. Edmund C, Lieut. 

Sliney, Michael E., Capt. 

Smith, Albert J. 

Smith, Frank Allen 

Smith, Frank J. 

Smith, Joseph L. 

Sottery, Constatine T. 

Southworth, Arthur P. 

Stafford, George W. 

Stamegna, Anthony N. 

Stanley, Calvin R. 

Stanley, Gervase V. 



Stanley, James F., Corp. 
Stanley, William J. 
Staples, Carleton C. 
Staples, Elden I., Ensign 
Stearns, George M. 
Stephens, Charles R., Bugler 
Stevens, Caleb F. 
Stevens, Chesley, Lieut, 
Stevens, Frank M. 
Stewart, Alexander 
Stewart, Earle R., Sergt. 
Stewart, William A. 
Stewart, Thomas B. 
Stillman, Frank J. 
Stimpson, Charles W. 
Stimpson, John P. 
Stone, George W., Sergt. 
Sullivan, Edward A. 
Sullivan, Eugene J. 
Sullivan, G. Leo - 
Sullivan, John F." 
Sullivan, Timothy F. 
Sullivan, Thomas W. 
Sullivan, William, Sergt. 
Sunman, Daniel G., Sergt- 
Surrette, Raymond L. 
Sweetser, Dana 1. 1 
Szczepkowski, Apolinary 



Taggart, Curtis L., Lieut. 
Taggart, Elmer D. 
Talbot, James E. 
Talbot, Stephen V. 
Taylor, Paul H., Lieut. 
Terravecchia, Salvatore 
Thayer, Lloyd J., Capt. 
Thayer, Raymond H. 
Thistle, Thomas L., Sergt. 
Thompson, Clarence A., Lieut. 
Thresher, Millard 
Toth, Stephen E. 
*Townley, Albert R. 
Townley, Leroy E., Corp. 
Tredinnick, Frank A. 
Tupper, Arthur A. 
Turner, William 



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TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Urquhart, Alex. W. 
Urquhart, Stanley O. 
Uri ; Antonio 

Vidito, Marshall R., Corp. 
Villano, Nicola 
Vint, Roger A. 

Waitt, Herbert F. 

Walsh, Arthur T., Corp. 

Walsh, Patrick 

Walsh, John 

Walsh, Maurice F., Corp. 

Walsh, Thomas F. 

Walsh, Thomas W. 

Walton, E. Hazen, Lieut. 

Walton, George H. 

Wannamaker, William W., Lieut. 

Ward, Norman J. 

Watkins, Harold G. 

Wells, William H 

Wenzell, William L., Corp. 

West, Earl P. . 

Wheeler, Charles F. 

Wheeler, Herman C. 

Wheeler, Sylvanus K. 

Whelpley, Clarence H. 

Whidden, Charles L. 

Whipple, Robert, C. P. O. 

White, Donald 

White, Francis E. 

White, D. Walton 

*Died 



White, Joseph F. 
White, Walter J. 
White, William H. 
White, Willis R. 
Whitney, J Theodore, Corp. 
Whittle, Ernest E. 
Wiberg, Sverka 
Widell, Jdhn M., Sergt. 
Wilkins, Alfred E., Lieut. 
Widell, Carl 
Wiley, Frederick B. 
Wilkins, F. Everett 
Wilkinson, James 
Williams, Alexander G. 
Winship, Charles F., Capt. 
Winship, Walter B. 
Winslow, Everett M. 
Withington, Leonard, Lieut. 
Wolfe, Walter J., Lieut. 
Worthley, Harlan N., Lieut. 
Wood, Manson E. 
Wrenn, Francis P., Sergt. 
Wright, Roy H. 
Wyatt, Paul 

Young, Catherine I. 
Young, Charles F., Corp. 
Young, Frederick A. S. 
Young, Percy H. 

Zwicker, Elliot, Corp. 



in Service" 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 47 



Report of Inspector of Buildings 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: — 
Wakefield, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

I hereby respectfully submit my report for the year 1918. 
Permits have been issued for the following: 

3 One-family dwellings 

3 Additions to dwellings 
25 Garages 

1 Storehouse 
2 Barns and wagonsheds 

1 Coal elevator 
12 Alterations and remodelling 

Total 47. Estimated cost, $28,820. 

I have made 160 inspections. I have also inspected several old buildings, 
had chimneys, stairs and other dangerous parts made safe. I have inspected 
30 elevators, 1 lodging-house and reported to the chief of the district police. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CORNELIUS DONOVAN, 

Inspector of Buildings 



Report of Inspector of Wires 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — In compliance with the vote of the town, will report that 
I have made a total of 232 inspections during the year 1918. 

Twenty-five defects were found and the same were all made to comply 
with the National Code. 



Yours respectfully, 



W. E. CADE, 

Wire Inspector 



48 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of Forest Warden 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: — 

Gentlemen: — During the year 1918 there was a total of 82 woods and 
grass fires and the cost to extinguish the same was as follows : , 

Appropriation made $200 . 00 

Expended as per pay rolls $94 . 95 

Received B. & M. R. R. fires set . ' . . . . 10.15 



Total cost % . $84.80 

W. E. CADE, 

Forest Warden 

Report of Workmen's 
Compensation Agent 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, 

Wakefield, Mass. 
Gentlemen: 

I respectfully submit the following report for the year 1918. There 
were 20 accident cases, 3 of which received compensation and medical treat- 
ment, 17 received medical treatment only, total expense of $246.49. There 
are none on the list at the present time. 

A detailed statement will be found in the town accountant's report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CORNELIUS DONOVAN, 

Compensation Agent 

Report of Inspector of Animals 

To the Honorable Board of Selectemn: — 

I herewith submit my annual report as Inspector of Animals. 

I have found that conditions in general have greatly improved this year. 
Have quarantined one hundred and twenty-five (125) hogs, for hog cholera. 
Some have been released, and some are still under observation, while others 
have died. There were two (2) tubercular cows killed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DR. PALMER CORBETT, 

Inspector of Animals 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF FIRE DEPARTMENT 49 

Report of Chief of Fire 
Department 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — J herewith submit the Annual Report of the Fire Depart- 
ment for the year ending Dec. 31, 1918, with the total alarms, together with 
their losses and insurance on same as near as possible to obtain. 

On November 19, 1917, the town voted to accept Chapter 372, Acts 
of 1917, and in its acception the Board of Engineers was abolished and the 
Chief of the Department was put in full charge. He and He alone being 
responsible for its management. The Chief having all the powers and per- 
forming the duties that formally was imposed by law on the Board of En- 
gineers, and incompliance with my authority, 1 have appointed Edward S. 
Jacobs as First Assistant and Henry A. Fiendel as Second Assistant Chiefs. 
They to assist the Chief and also to act during his absence, either from sickness 
or otherwise, with all the powers now held by the Cheif . 

This Act took effect May 1, 1918. 

APPARATUS AND MEN 

The number of pieces of apparatus remains the same as last year and 
is as follows: — 1 Triple Combination, built by the Webb Co., of St. Louis, 
put into service October 1912. The pump has the capacity of delivering 600 
gallons of water per minute; carries 1,150 feet of hose, 1 chemical tank, 
together with such other equipment necessary. 

One Auto Ladder Truck, carrying 270 ft. of ladders, 1 chemical tank and 
such equipment necessary. Made by the Peerless Motor Co. Put into service 
September 1914. Also carries 500 feet of hose. 

Greenwood Auto, made by Peerless Motor Co., put into service in 1914. 
Carrying 800 feet of hose and 1 chemical tank. 

Volunteer Hose Auto, made by the Columbia Motor Co. Carries 700 
feet of hose. Put into service June 1908. 

Montrose Hose (horse-drawn), made by the Abbott Downing Co. Put 
into service 1893. Carries 800 feet of hose. 

Auto Squad-wagon, made by the Peerless Motor Co. Put into service 
in 1914. : 

There is in reserve, two steam fire engines, both in good condition. 
The Silsbjr engine put into serviec in 1882. Amoskeag engine put in service 
in 1907. 

HOSE 

All hose was tested during the past year, 450 feet being found unfit and 
was condemned. There was 600 feet purchased. /The total amount of good 
hose now in service is 5,950 feet. 



50 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ROLL OF HONOR 

The following members of the Department are now in the Service of the 
U. S. A. 

*Capt. Ralph N. Frost. Vol. Hose. Enlisted Sept. 14, 1917. 
*Cecil Grattan. Vol. Hose Enlisted Aug. 4, 1917. 
*Carl Cheever. Greenwood Hose. Enlisted April 7, 1917. 
*Randall Anderson, Greenwood Hose. Enlisted May 27, 1918. 
Robert Macdonald, Vol. Hose. Enlisted May 19, 1918. 
*Minot Carter. Ladder Co. Enlisted July 15, 1918. 
*Means Over-Seas at present time. 



RECOMMENDATIONS 

Attention was called last year to the bad condition of :he Volunteer 
Hose Auto. This piece of apparatus was re-built on a Columbia, six-passenger 
Chassis in 1908. The car was a second-hand machine at that time. It has 
in my opinion, already outlived its usefulness and is in an unreliable condition 
and at several occasions during the past year, failed to reach the fire. The 
same has on several occasions been out of commission for several weeks at a 
time for repairs. I would earnestly recommend the purchase of a new piece 
of apparatus to replace this one as the possibility of its need at some fire is 
too great to be allowed to continue in its present condition. 



RECORD OF FIRES 

During the year the Department has responded to 165 alarms, divided 
as follows: 127 still and 38 box alarms. This is an increase of 17 alarms over 
last year. The box alarms and the still alarms which involved loss are: 

Wednesday, January 16th, 7.36 p.m. Box 4. False alarm. 
' Sunday, January 27th, 12.25 p.m. Box 13. Dwelling-house ' at Druid 
Hill Avenue, occupied by Frank Diginnaro. No loss, soot in chimney. 

Thursday, January 31st, 9.27 a.m. Still alarm. Dwelling-house at 
No. 32 Bryant Street, owned by A. Winchester, occupied by George 
McMannus. Loss, $15. Cause, gasoline in sink. 

Wednesday, February 6th, 10.15 a.m. Box 9. Dwelling-house at 103 
Water Street, owned by Carl Orsini. No loss 

Thursday, Feb. 21, 1.55 p.m. Box 41. Dwelling-house at corner of 
Cordis and Pleasant Streets, owned by George O. Maxim, occupied by owner. 
Loss $800. Cause, defective chuimney. 

Saturday, March 2d, 7.00 p.m. Box 48. Rifle Range at Reading. 
Storage house. 

Tuesday, March 12, 8.10 a.m. Box 15. Main Street. Office and store- 
room owned and occupied by Wm. E. Knox. Loss, $1,420. Cause probably 
from stove. 

Wednesday, March 20, 7.46 a.m. Box 63. Dwelling-house at 9 Winn 
Street, owned and occupied by Aaron Parsons. Loss $812. Cause, stove. 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF FIRE DEPARTMENT 51 

Tuesday, April 2nd, 5.20 p.m. Box 58. Barn and dwelling at Lowell 
Street, Lynnfield, owned by Taber estate. 

Saturday, April 6th, 2.20 p.m. Still alarm. Grass fire at the old cemetery 
off Church Street. $50 damage to fence. Cause, grass. 

Saturday, April 6th, 4.15 p.m. Still alarm. Hen-house at Forest Street. 
Loss, $25, Cause, caught from brush fire. 

Tuesday, April 9th, 11.25 a.m. Still alarm. Off Morgan Street. $100 
damage. Cause, burning brush. 

Thursday, April 11, 9.00 a.m. Still alarm. Off Water Street. Hay stack 
afire. $20 loss. Cause, probably children. 

Thursday, April 11th, 7.20 p.m. Still alarm. Off Nahant Street, Woods 
afire. Loss, $100. Cause, probably boys. 

Tuesday, April 16th, 2.41 p.m. Still alarm. Off Water Street. Small shed 
owned by Harris Chickles. Loss, $125. Cause, small children. 

Thursday, April 18th, 11.55 a.m. Box 8. Dwelling-house at 54 Richardson 
Street, owned by the O'Connell estate. No loss. Cause, chimney. 

Friday, April 26th, 3.15 p.m. Still alarm. 71 Prospect Street. Dwelling- 
house owned by H. R. Ryland. Loss small. Cause, burning grass. 

Friday, April 26th, 4.25 p.m. Out of town call. North Reading. 

Saturday, April 27th, 2.30 p.m. Box 44. Butler's Woods. Woods afire. 
Probably set by boys. 

Sunday, April 28th, 11.49 a.m. Box 61. 91 Elm Street. Dwelling-house, 
owned by Mrs. E. A. Carpenter, occupied by E. H. Seagrave. Loss, $50. 
Cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, May 4th, 1.07 p.m. Box 19. Off Main Street, Woods afire. 
No loss. Cause unknown. , 

Saturday, May 4th, 6.10 p.m. Box 22. Off Foundry Street. Dump fire. 
No loss. Cause unknown. 

Tuesday, May 7th, 6.03 p.m. Box 38. Lincoln Street, occupied by 
Wakefield Laundry. Loss small. Cause, gas jet. 

Thursday, May 9th 11.13 a.m. Box 24. 94 Gould Street. Dwelling-house, 
owned by D. G'reany, occupied by P. Peterson. Loss, $25. Cause, children. 

Sunday, May 12, 4.23 a.m. Box 8. 10 Hart Street. An out-building, 
owned by G. Petruccia. Loss, $25. Cause unknown. 

Saturday, May 25, 4.11 p.m. Box 44. Off Montrose Avenue. Woods^ 
fire. No loss. Cause unknown. 

Thursday, June 20th, 6.20 p.m. Still alarm. Foundry at Foundry Street. 
Owned by Smith & Anthony. Loss small. Cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, June 24th, 5.25 p.m. Box 28. 39 Lake Street. Barn, owned by 
A. P. Butler. Loss, $25. Probably caused by children. 

Wednesday, July 3d, 9.25 p.m. Still alarm. 2 Stark Avenue. Dwelling- 
liouse owned and occupied by M. T. Lane. Loss small. Cause, fireworks 
ignited awning. 

Thursday, July 4th, 4.48 p.m. Box 9. 12 Newhall Court. Dwelling-house, 
owned by Vito Carbone, occupied by John Gregerio. Loss, $100. Cause 
unknown. 



52 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Sunday, July 7th, 3.20 p.m. Still alarm. 6 Crescent Hill. Dwelling-house, 
owned by heirs of C. Bayrd, occupied by R. Bolton Loss, $250. Caused by 
Lightning. No fire. 

Sunday, July 7th, 3.35 p.m. Box 38. Water Street. Shoe factory, owned 
and occupied by L. B. Evans & Son. Loss $1,880. Cause, probably com- 
bustion. 

Wednesday, July 10th, 11.48 p.m. Box 58. False alarm. 

Sunday, July 21, 11.49 p.m. Box 58. False alarm. 

Wednesday, July 24th, 4.34 p.m. Box 37. Main Street, near Lawrence. 
Tarvia truck owned by Barrett Mfg. Co. Loss small. Cause, back firing. 

Wednesday, Ausgut 1st, 1.35 p.m. Still alarm. Off Oak Street. Hay 
stack. Loss small. Cause unknown 

Wednesday, August 28th, 2.12 p.m. Box 48. Off Main Street. Grass fire. 

Saturday, September 21st, 3.55 a.m. Still alarm. 512 Main Street. 
Vulcanizing shop owned by J. S. Griffiths, occupied by J. P. Boudrow. Loss, 
$25. Cause, probably cigar butt. 

Thursday, October 3d, 9.48 a.m. Box 47. Main Street. Auto truck, 
owned by Maiden Knitting Mills Co. Loss $100. Cause, probably by exhaust 
pipe. 

Tuesday, October 15. 11.20 p.m. Box 14. Main Street, near Melrose 
line. Small shed. Loss small. Cause unknown. 

Wednesday, October 16th, 2.01 p.m. Box 28. Crystal Lake Park. 
Dwelling-house, owned and occupied by Edwin Beyea. Loss $2,400. Cause 
probably kerosene stove. 

Thursday, November 7th, 3.45 p.m. Box 35. 10 Richardson Avenue. 
Dwelling-house, owned and occupied by Leo P. Curley. Loss $5,600. Cause, 
probably by children. 

Friday, November 8th, 10.02 p.m. Box 48. False alarm. 

Monday, November 11th, 5.05 p.m. Box 17. False alarm. 
Monday, November 11th, 4.35 a.m. Fire alarm sounded to announce the 
signing of Armistice by Germany. 

Monday, November 11th, 6.15 p.m. Military call. Four rounds of 
box 55 to announce the holding of a parade to celebrate the signing of the 
Armistice. 

Tuesday, November 12th, 12.27 a.m. Box 32. False alarm. 

Wednesday, November 27th, 10.52 a.m. Box 56. 183 Salem Street. 
Barn owned by George Mears heirs, occupied by Charles Patterson. Loss 
small. Cause, grass fire. 

Tuesday, December 3d, 9.12 a.m. Still alarm. Dwelling at 20 Park 
Street, owned and occupied by C. A. VanDerveer. Loss small. Cause, hot 
ashes in wooden barrel. 

Saturday, December 7th, 1.17 p.m. Box 31. Water Street. Hey wood 
Brothers and Wakefield Rattan Factory. Loss, $1,070. Cause, probably 
overheater motor. 

Tuesday, December 10th, 9.30 a.m. Still alarm. 49 Avon Street. 
Dwelling-house, owned by Charles Cheeney, occupied by Mrs. T. E. Sweetser. 
Loss small. Cause, rubbish around stove. 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF FIRE DEPARTMENT 53 

Monday, December 16th, 11.42 a.m. Box 27. 51 Cedar Street. Dwelling 
owned by Chas. Cheney, occupied by Frank Smith. Loss $50. Cause, set by 
children. 

Monday, December 30th, 5.09 p.m. Box 58. False alarm. 

Monday, December 30th, 5.35 p.m. Box 19. False alarm. 

Estimate of value of property endangered . . $624,815.00 

Estimate of loss on same 12,747.00 

Insurance on same. . . 645,700.00 

The Department has rendered out-of-town service two times during 
the past year as follows : 

April 2d, Lynnfield. April 26th, North Reading. 

CONCLUSION 

In closing this report I wish to return my sincere thanks to the Honorable 
Board of Selectmen. Also to Selectman Harry I. Clemons, Committee on 
Fire Department, for the interest manifested by them in all matters pertaining 
to this Department, during the past year. 

To the Chief of Police and the members attached to his department 
for valuable assistance rendered. 

My thanks are also due to each officer and member of the department 
for their prompt and faithful discharge of duty the past year. 

Also to Dr. C. L. Sopher for his valuable aid to our members at all fires 

For appropriations and expenditures, see Town Accountant's Report 

W. E. CADE, 

Chief of Department 



54 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of Sealer of Weights 
and Measures 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Dear Sirs: — 

I herewith submit to you a report of my year's work. 



Scales Adjusted Sealed 


Non- 


Con- 






sealed 


demned 


Platform over 5,000 


14 






Platform under 5,00(} .... 


96 




1 


Counter 2 


104 






Beam 


7 






Spring 11 


56 




2 


Computing 


20 






Personal weighing 


6 






Prescription 


6 






Weights : 








Avoirdupois 13 


786 




1 


Apothecary 


65 






Metric 


31 




3 


Capacity Measure: 








Dry measures . . . ... 


13 






Liquid measures (other than milk jars) 1 


86 




1 


Oil pumps, molasses pumps, gasoline 


23 oil 






pump 1 


5 molasses 




Stops 3 


46 






Linear Measures: 








Yardsticks 


36 




11 



Trial Weighing and Measurements 

(In this list include manufacturers' as well as dealers' packages). 





Number 




Incorrect 


Tested 


Correct 


Under 


Over 


Coal (in transit) .... 

Coal (in paper bags) 

Wood - 


2 
5 
1 


2 
1 


5 




Hay 

Grain and feed 


4 
1 


1 


1 
1 


2 


Dry commodities ' . . . ' . 
Fruits and vegetables 
Mass. sealed bottles (milk jars) 
Amount of fees collected . 


8 
66 
. 196 
$102.29 


23 
196 


3 
32 


5 

1 


Yours respectfully, 

ALBERT A. 


MANSFIELD 




Sealer 


of Weights and Measures 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE 55 



Report of the Chief of Police 

Wakefield, Mass., January 1, 1919 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, 

Gentlemen: — I have the honor to submit to your Honorable Board, the 
report of the doings of the Police Department for the year ending December 
31, 1918. 

Number of arrests . . 298 

Number of arrests on warrants 36 

Number of summons served . . . . 74 

Males 281 

Females 17 

Residents . . . . . 179 

Non-resident^ . . . . 119 



FOR THE FOLLOWING CRIMES, VIZ:— 

Arrested for other officers . . . . . .'■-'. . . . 13 

Adultery ». 3 

Assault and battery 12 

Assault to rob . . 4 

Abandonment . 1 

Breaking, entering and larceny . 4 

Cruelty to animals 1 

Drunkenness . . • . . 139 

Disturbing the peace . . . . 1 

Desertion 1 

Disorderly conduct 2 

Fornication 7 

Fishing in Crystal Lake 2 

Gaming on the Lord's Day 2 

House of ill fame 1 

Insane . . . . . . . 5 

Indecent exposure . . . . 1 

Illegitimate child 3 

Larceny 8 

Non-support . . . 10 

Not working 1 

Operating an automobile under the influence of liquor .... 2 

Pickerel less than ten inches 2 

Refusing to assist an officer . . 1 

Stubbornness 1 

Surrender 1 



56 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Selling cigarettes to minor 3 

Suspicion 1 

Safe keeping 3 

Truancy 1 

Violation of town By-Laws 5 

Violation of automobile laws 41 

Violation of traffic laws 16 

Total 298 



HOW DISPOSED OF 



Appealed 

Continued 

Continued for trial 

Concord Reformatory 

Delivered to other officers 

Discharged 

Dismissed 

Fines imposed 

Insane Hospital 

Lyman School 

Lancaster School 

Probation 

Placed on file 

Released 

Restitution 

Shirley School 

Training School 



# 



3 

18 

1 

3 

13 

13 

10 

65 

5 

3 

2 

28 

18 

111 

1 

3 

1 



Total 



298 



AMOUNT 


OF 


FINES IMPOSED BY 1 


6 


at 


$1.00 


$6.00 


3 




3.00 


9.00 


8 




5.00 


40.00 


31 




10.00 


,310.00 


8 




15.00 


120.00 


3 




20.00 


60.00 


5 




50.00 


250.00 


1 




100.00 


100.00 



THE COURT 



Total 



$895.00 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE 57 

MISCELLANEOUS REPORT 

Amount of stolen property recovered ...... $1,366.15 

Amount of lost property recovered . . . . . . . 153.75 

Amount of property left outside of stores and cared for . . 2 . 00 

Accidents reported .. .' . 45 

Bicycles found 4 

Burglary (false alarm) ..:........ 3 

Buildings found open and secured . . ... . . . 172 

Broken wires reported 5 

Complaints and cases investigated ' . . 172 

Detail for public assemblages 224 

Detail for private assemblages . . 15 

Defect in street and sidewalks reported 81 

Defect in water pipes reported . 49 

Defect in gas pipes reported 3 

Defect in hydrants 1 

Dogs killed 6 

Dead body cared for ' 1 

Fires discovered and alarm given 1 

Fences blown down and reported 2 

Horses killed 2 

Lost children cared for 20 

Lost dogs found and returned to owners 31 

^Lanterns in dangerous places 70 

Medical examiner cases 1 

Obstructions removed from the street 5 

Officers at fires 33 

Posting notices 50 

Runaway boys cared for 5 

Sick and disabled people assisted 10 

Stray teams cared for 2 

Stray horses cared for . . . . 5 

Street lights not burning and reported . 261 

Serving summonses for selective service law 22 

Wires burning trees and reported ... . . . . . 3 

Water running to waste and reported . . . ' . . . . 49 

I have collected in non-support cases $2,971.62, and have paid the same 
by checks. 

During the year one member of this Department has resigned and one 

man has been added and he has been assigned to night duty at the North 
Ward. 

On duty calls forty-one thousand, three hundred and eighty. 

Discipline 

It has been a very busy year for the police and the officers have performed 
their duties in a creditable manner and I want to thank them. 



5« TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Recommendation 

I am asking for an automobile for the Department, and I think you will 
agree with me that it is needed now more than ever. 

CONCLUSION 

To your Honorable Board, and to His Honor, Judge Charles M. Bruce, 
and- his associates, E. Leroy Sweetser and Thomas P. Riley, and to the Clerk, 
Wilfred B. Tyler, and his Assistant, Henry C. Bacon, and to all those who 
have assisted this Department I wish to extend my sincere thanks. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES J. POLLARD, 

Chief of Police 

Report of Library Trustees 

ORGANIZATION OF TRUSTEES 

Chairman • Winfield S. Ripley, Jr. 

Secretary Miss Elizabeth F. Ingram 

Treasurer Arthur H. Boardman 

COMMITTEES 
LIBRARY 

Richard Dutton, Chairman 
Hervey J. Skinner Mrs. Florence L. Bean 

READING ROOM 

Mrs. Florence L. Bean, Chairman 
Winfield S. Ripley, Jr. Hervey J. Skinner 

CATALOGUE 

Miss Elizabeth F. Ingram, Chairman 
Arthur L. Evans Frank T. Woodbury 

FINANCE 

Walter O. Cartwright, Chairman 
Richard Dutton Arthur L. Evans 

GREENWOOD 

Frank T. Woodbury, Chairman 
Walter O. Cartwright Miss Elizabeth F. Ingram 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 



59 



Richard Dutton 
Frank T. Woodbury 
Elizabeth F. Ingram 
Hervey J. Skinner 



BOOK 

Edson W. White, Chairman 

Winfield S. Ripley, Jr. 
Arthur L. Evans 
Florence L. Bean 
Walter O. Cartwright 

LIBRARIAN 

H. Gertrude Lee 

Assistant Librarian 
*01ive L. Eaton 



Assistants 



Mrs. Cora MacQuarrie (Greenwood) 
Mrs. Katherine Madden 

Extra Attendant ... 
Sunday Attendant, Reading Room 
* Appointed Nov. 1918 



Etta F. Smith 

Mrs. Idabelle F. Studley 

(Greenwood) 
Daniel Goodwin 
Oliver Howland, Jr. 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

The Trustees of the Beebe Town Library present the sixty-third annual 
report of the Board for the calendar year, 1918. 

It is a matter for congratulation that the town is nearing the realisation 
of its dream of a new library building. The conditions existing in the old 
building are, of course, growing more acute day by day. The shelving space 
is crowded to the utmost capacity and in rush hours the standing room for the 
patrons of the library is almost as crowded. The ventilation is so poor that 
the library staff are constantly between the Scylla and Charybdis of impure 
air and cold draughts from open doors and windows. These conditions not 
only affect the health and enthusiasm of those who work under them, but 
they also deprive the public of the library service to which they are entitled. 
The Trustees feel sure that with the dawn of peace and the reconstruction 
of our community life there will arise in our midst a dignified and spacious 
building dedicated to the service of the people of Wakefield. 

There has been little change in the library staff during the year. Miss 
Olive Eaton*, who had been assisting the librarian, was given a leave of absence 
during the months of July and August in order to attend the summer library 
course at Simmons College, Boston, in preparation for the position of assistant 
librarian, to which position she was elected at the November meeting of the 
Trustees, at a salary of four hundred dollars ($400). 

An attempt has been made to make the salaries of all the members of the 
library staff more nearly proportionate to the increased cost of living. In 



6o TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

April the librarian's salary was increased fifty dollars ($50), making the total 
eight hundred dollars ($800). During the year the salaries of the other 
members of the staff were also increased. But even now the salaries are in 
no way proportionate to the service rendered to the town. 

The work that was begun so successfully last year for Camp Libraries 
has been carried on this year. Seven hundred and forty-one books were 
contributed for distribution at the different camps. Two hundred and 
eighty-six books were given by the English department of the High School. 
One hundred and fifty-five books were sent to Camp Plunkett. Three hundred 
and seventy-two books were sent to the Boston Public Library for distribution, 
and two hundred and fourteen books were sent to the Widener Library, 
Cambridge, Mass., to the overseas dispatch office. All these books were 
carefully labelled and book cards inserted ready for circulation before they 
were sent from the Town Library. The English department of the High 
School also raised forty dollars ($40) for relief work, twenty-five dollars ($25) 
of which was spent for books for which there was a special demand at the 
Camp Libraries and for a daily paper for Camp Plunkett. 

The work of the Story-telling Hour for children, carried on by a com- 
mittee composed of members of the Kosmos Club, with Mrs. Hubbard 
Mansfield, chairman, began in January and continued during the three winter 
months. All the meetings vvere held on Saturday morning in the Reading 
Room except one, which was held in the hall of the Greenwood School. The 
meetings were well attended, the total attendance being five hundred and 
seventy-three. 

An attempt was made at Christmas time to have an exhibition of attract- 
ive and inexpensive books suggestive of gifts for young people. But owing 
to the lack of space in which to display the books to advantage, the exhibition 
did not accomplish the good it might otherwise have done. 

In spite of the unfavorable conditions, the Beebe Town library is doing- 
good work. The circulation is larger in proportion to the population of the 
town than that of most of the surrounding towns and cities. For two years 
there was a decrease in the circulation of about two thousand books per 
year, making a total of four thousand volumes. But, as was stated in the 
report last year, the Trustees have felt that this decrease was due to condi- 
tions brought about by the war, and that it would not prove permanent. 
The report for the current year shows that already there has been an increase 
of two thousand one hundred volumes, making the total circulation for the 
year 76,127 volumes. 

Until the new library building is provided, the Trustees feel that it will 
be unwise to begin new constructive work. Therefore no attempt will be 
made to do more than to administer the usual activities of the library as 
efficiently as space and money will permit. 

For the ensuing year, the Trustees recommend for the Library appro- 
priation four thousand one hundred and thirty-five dollars ($4,135), including 
the dog tax. 

ELIZABETH FRANCES INGRAM, 

Secretary of the Board of Trustees 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 61 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT 

To the Trustees of the Beebe Town Library, the Librarian submits the 
following report for the year, 1918. 

The current phrase "Carry on" applies very well to our year's work. 
Despite various interruptions by epidemics, the circulation is more than 
for last year. Reclassification has gained and the arrangement of the books 
has been simplified ,but the work is not yet completed. Old books in bad 
condition have been discarded, more books are being stored in the room on 
the third floor of the hall, and worn-out books are not replaced if seldom used, 
until needed. Only in this way can room be found to shelve new additions. 

We have maintained a Food Bulletin board in the reading-room, have 
displayed war posters of all kinds during "drives", distributed garden, food, 
and war bulletins, inserted War Saving, Liberty Loan, and War Fund Cam- 
paign slips in circulating books, started a card file of war-time recipes and, 
so far as we could, participated in any way to help. 

We are indebted to Mrs. Hervey J. Skinner and Mr. L. L. McMaster 
for help in carrying books to Camp Plunkett. 

Miss Alice Jones, whose brother is in France, presented to the Library, 
some copies of the "Stars and Stripes", the official newspaper of the A. E. F. 

The Daily Item has generously printed lists and library notes of interest 
as in previous years. 

During the coal shortage the reading room was closed on Sunday 
afternoons. 

Some old books of value were given to the library by Mr. J. D. Beyer 
of Greenwood. Other gifts are listed later in the report. 

The receipts and expenditures of the past year are as follows: 

LIBRARY AND READING ROOM 

Appropriation $2,630.00 

Income from Dog Tax . . 853 . 86 

Income from Trust Funds 320.60 



$3,804.46 



SALARIES 

Librarian $791.60 

Assistants . . . . r . ... . 607.72 $1,399.32 



BOOKS 

New . . .... . . . $500.77 

Replaced ........ 295.82 

Duplicate 71.21 

Binding and rebinding 364.12 $1,231.92 



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OF WAKEFIELD 




Printing 






148.75 


Express 






13.30 


Telephone 






26.09 


Lighting 






161.80 


Incidentals 






108.81 



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Librarian 






$150.00 


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52.09 


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32.50 


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10.24 


84.82 



S375.91 



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Daily attendant . 
Sunday attendant 
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Miscellaneous 

Balance 



$103.40 

18.75 

177.35 

31.60 

7.39 S33S.49 83,804.39 



% 



07 



Library receipts for 1918, returned to Town 



$232.26 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

Number of volumes Jan. 1, 1918 19,093 

Added by purchase, new 550 

Added by purchase to replace worn-out volumes (8 by donation) 483 

Added by donation 102 

Added by magazines bound 33 



Volumes added to Greenwood Branch 



By purchase, new 7 . . 
By purchase, to replace 
By donation 
Bv magazines bound . 



75 

11 

4 

2 



92 



20,353 



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Volumes worn out and discarded, Main Library 
Volumes worn out and discarded, Greenwood 

Total number of volumes Jan. 1, 1919 . 
Number of volumes rebound, Main Library 
Number of volumes rebound, Greenwood 

New names registered, Main library 
New names registered, Greenwood 

Books and magazines circulated for home use : 

Main library 

Greenwood . . . . 



825 
33 



624 

78 



538 

68 



64,344 
11,783 



858 



19,495 
702 



606 



Total circulation 

Days open for circulation, Main library 
Average daily circulation .... 

Days open for circulation, Greenwood 
Average daily circulation .... 

Total number of cards registered, Main library 
Total number of cards registered, Greenwood 
Postals used for waiting list, Main library . 
Postals used for waiting list, Greenwood 



386 
130 



76,127 

302 
213 
150 

78.5 

4,218 

745 

516 



Gifts of books and pamphlets were received from the following :Miss 
Minnie Anderson, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Emile 
Carbonnel, Mrs. Sarah L. Carter, Prof. W. McNeile Dixon, H. M. Dolbeare, 
G. H. Doran Co., R. H. Donnelly Corporation, F. F. Dryden, Equity, Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Friends, General Education Board, New York; Guaranty Trust 
Co., New York; Ferguson Haines; Japan Society, New York; Kosmos 
Club; Massachusetts, Commonwealth of; Mr. and Mrs. George McNeir; 
Pullman Co., Chicago; W. S. Ripley, Jr.; Mrs. W. C. Robbins,; Charles 
Scribner Sons; D. J. Starbuck, Superintendent of Schools; United States 
Government; Mrs. F. T. Watson; C. A. Wiswall. 

MAGAZINES DONATED 

Dutton, Richard. Harvard Alumni Bulletin. 
Dutton, Richard. Journal of the Outdoor Life. 
French, Mrs. G. R. Our Four-footed Friends. 
Italian Bureau of Public Information. Italy To-day . 
Publishers. Dwpont Magaiine. 
Publishers. Mexican Review 
Publishers. Our Dumb Animals. 
Skinner, H. J. National Geographic Magazine. 
United States Government. Carry On. 



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GREENWOOD BRANCH 

Gifts of books were received from Flora Borden, a friend, and D. J. 
Starbuck. 



MAGAZINES DONATED 

Dr. N. Ayer. Miscellaneous copies. 

Hall, Mrs. Mary K. Harper's Magazine and miscellaneous copies. 

MacQuarrie, Mrs. Cora. Miscellaneous copies. 

Morrill, Mrs. Helena. Pictorial Review and miscellaneous copies. 

Publishers. Our Dumb Animals. 

Turner, Mrs. Ella F. Miscellaneous copies. 

Library Hours: 

Daily, except Sunday, 2 to 8.30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 to 9 p.m. 

Reading Room Hours: 

Daily, 10 to 12 a.m., 1.30 to 5, 7 to 9 p.m.; Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m. 

Greenwood Branch: 

Monday and Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. 



Jan. 2, 1919 



Respectfully submitted, 

H. GERTRUDE LEE, Librarian. 



American Library Association Form for Uniform Statistics 

Annual report for year ended Dec. 31, 1918. 

Beebe Town Library, Wakefield, Mass. 

Population, 12,781. 

Terms of use. Free. 

Agencies. Main library, one branch. 

Days open during year, Main library 302 

Hours open each week for lending, Main library ... 393^2 

Hours open each week for reading, Main library . . . '393^ 

Days open during year, Branch ....... 150 

Hours open each week for lending, Branch 6 

Hours open each week for reading, Branch .... 6 

Number of volumes at beginning of year 19,093 

Number of volumes added by purchase 1,111 

Number of volumes added by gift 114 

Number of volumes added by binding . • . . . . 35 

Number of volumes withdrawn during year 858 

Total number of volumes at end of year 19,495 

Number of volumes loaned for home use 76,127 



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65 



Number of borrowers registered during year .... 606 

Total number of registered borrowers 4,963 

Registration period .......... 5 years 

Number of newspapers (4) and periodicals (60) currently re- 
ceived, Main library 64 

Number of periodicals currently received, Branch ... 12 



LIBRARY RECEIPTS' 

Local taxation 

Income from Dog Tax 

Income from Trust Funds 



5,630.0 
853.8 
320.6 

5,804.46 



PAYMENTS FOR 



Books 
Periodicals 
Binding 
Salaries 
Light . 
Other expenses 



$952.62 
150.35 
364.12 

1,633.91 
192.30 
511.09 



5,804.39 



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REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 67 



Report of Town Counsel 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen of Wakefield, Mass. 

Gentlemen: — The following is my report as Town Counsel for the year 1918. 

The street railway situation, which has occupied many days in hearings 
and consultations is still in an unsatisfactory situation, by the last schedule 
of rates approved by the Public Service Commission, and which went into 
effect Jan. 8, 1919, a ten-cent fare with five tickets for thirty-five cents was 
provided, but these fares do not allow transfers unless in exceptional cases 
and by reason of the zone points within the town the above rates are not yet 
fully in effect, but the company promises to make them effective at once. 
School children are to be charged one-half of the fare for adults. One line, 
Wakefield Square to Reading, via Lakeside was suspended December 1st, 
by authority of the Court given to the receiver, on the ground that it was 
unsafe to operate and that the company had no money to pay for track 
repairs. Other lines were the subject to court proceedings on the application 
of the receiver to discontinue the same because they did not pay and some 
were scheduled on December 1st, but the Court, after hearing myself and other 
counsel in hearings extending over a month, has so far indicated that perhaps 
the lines may better be run until further developments,' and suggestions of all 
sort from state ownership to municipal subsidies to the company are prevalent. 

I have brought two suits for the Tax Collector which were settled 
for $538.58, and two for the Overseers of the Poor on which $396.46 was 
paid in settlement, in still another claim the party is settling by payment 
in installments. 

On the trial of the suit of Gertrude Perry for personal injuries from 
falling on ice caused by the overflow from the standpipe, the jury awarded 
a verdict of $725 and the case has been settled for that sum with costs of $60. 

A claim for injury from defect in the highways was settled for $175.00 

The claim of N. L. Drake for damages from gas escaping from the mains 
into the building where he worked was settled for $75. \ 

The Supreme Court has overruled the town's exceptions in the Powers, 
et al, cases and the judgments will have to be paid, this action arose from 
water drip being allowed to remain in the cellar where the plaintiffs lived. 

There remains undisposed of: 

One tort action for $2,000 for alleged defect in highway. 

One tort action for $110 for alleged defect in highway. 

One suit in equity to recover aid given by Overseers of the Poor e 

The year has been a busy one for this department and many opinions 
have been given to the various departments and I have attended many 
meetings of officials and committees. 

My active work on the Selection or Draft Board continued until Nov. 11, 
and for that Board I wish to express their appreciation of the courtesies and 



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assistance from the selectmen and their kindness in meeting day from day 
to see the drafted men leave and give them their and the town's" wish of 
God's speed and a safe return. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. E. S. CLEMONS, 

Town Counsel 



Report of Highway Engineer 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit report of work done by the Highway 
Department for year ending Dec. 31, 1918. 

The funds available for 1918 were as follows: 

(1) General Highways $30,000.00 

(2) Permanent Construction .... 6,0004.08 

(3) Lowell Street 7,186.88 

(4) Collection of Ashes 2,000.00 

(5) Salary of Highway Engineer . . . . 1,900.00 



Total . 
Expended 

Balance 



$47,090.96 

45,557.96 

i 

$1,533.00 



(i) GENERAL HIGR\ 

Amount Appropriated $30,000.00 

Amount Expended * . . . 29,999.54 

Balance $0.46 



I 

The following table will show items included in General Highways and 

amount expended for each: 



Vacations 








$243.75 


Auto 








505.99 


Stable 








1,502.41 


Sidewalks 








4,972.12 


Patrol 








1,384.15 


Snow . 




• 




1,706.71 


General Maintenance . 




. 




3,175.86 



REPORT OF HIGHWAY ENGINEER 69 


# Section No. 1 . $1,312.95 


Section No. 2 












. 3,393.76 


Section No. 3 












- 754.25 


Section No. 4 












1,294.70 


Section No. 5 












. 1,138.08 


Section No. 6 












925.84 


Section No. 7 












. 1,125.37 


Section No. 8 












492.23 


Section No. 9 . 












693.63 


Re-treating 












2,540.15 


Re -building 












2,837.59 




$29,999.54 



Following is an explanation of the above items: 

Vacations. — The Highway Department employees are entitled to two 
weeks' vacation with pay (Acts of 1914, Chapter 217), accepted by Town 
November 1914, and Selectmen ruled that an employee who has worked 
234 days from July 1 of one year to July 1 of the next preceding year, and has 
held himself subject to call, shall be given the above-mentioned vacation. 

Auto. — This item shows the total cost of running and maintaining a 
Ford Runabout with a small truck body. The auto has not been wholly 
used for supervision, but has been used very extensively for transporting men 
and materials and has given good satisfaction. 

Approximately 7,947 miles were run or at a cost of 6 1-3 cents per mile. 

Stable. — Under this item the cost of maintaining a stable of three horses 
is given which includes feed, shoeing, veterinarian services, repairs on a double 
and single carts, pung, harnesses and stalls, and also a man's time of one day 
per week for feeding, etc., week days, and also Sundays and holidays. 

The cost per horse per day being $1.39. 

Sidewalks. — Granolithic, tar, gravel and cinder sidevvalks were con- 
structed and granite edgestones were laid: 

Granolithic sidewalks were laid on Overlook Road. 

Granite edgestones on Main Street (easterly side), extending from 
B, & M. R.R. crossing to Nahant Street. 

Tar concrete sidewalks as follows : 

Main Street (easterly side) from B. & M. R. R. to Nahant Street. 

Main Street (westerly side) from No. 601 to No. 637. 

Corner of Salem and Main Streets. 

Corner of Pleasant and Lawrence Streets. 

Lawrence Street in front of property of B. Barnard heirs. 

Byron Street (northerly side) from Albion Street to residence of Mr. 
Urquhart. 

Grafton Street on both sides, from Main Street (and small part on 
Howard Street). 



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Shumway Circle in front of property formerly owned by Mr. C.LeanarcL 

Numerous old tar walks were patched and top dressed. 

Gravel and cinder sidewalks were laid in various parts of the town. 

Patrol. — The following streets were kept swept by two men for about 
seven months. 

Main Street from B. & M. R.R. to Salem Street. 
Water Street from Main Street to Rattan Factory. 
Chestnut Street from Main Street to B. & M. R. R. 
Richardson Avenue. 

North Avenue from Albion Street to Chestnut Street. 
Harvard Square. 

Snow. — This item gives the cost of ploughing and sanding sidewalks* 
and also carting away excess snow from gutters. 

The following table shows the Sectional expenditures : 











Oil 












and Oil 






Cleaning 


Drains 


Gravel 


Patching 


Totals 


Sect. No. 1 


. $104.46 $123.87 $338.22 


$746.40 


$1,312.95 


Sect. No. 2 


. 917.01 


556.39 


508>44 


1,411.92 


3,393.76 


Sect. No. 3 


223.47 


66.00 


150.41 


314.37 


154.25 


Sect. No. 4 


560.29 


437.99 


187.85 


108.57 


1,294.70 


Sect. No. 5 


. 269.48 


266.60 




602.00 


1,138.08 


Sect. No. 6 


438.21 


99.71 


283.57 


104.35 


925.84 


Sect. No. 7 


451.02 


7.00 


112.67 


554.68 


1,125.37 


Sect. No. 8 


. 87.35 


46.08 




358.80 


492.23 


Sect. No. 9 


62.63 


3 00 


628.00 




693.63 



Re-treating. — Under this item the bituminous macadam roads, such as 
Main street, were patched and top dressed. 

Rebuilding. — Includes repairing, maintaining and oiling the town's 
main thoroughfares, such as North Avenue, Water and Vernon Streets, etc. 



(2) PERMANENT CONSTRUCTION 



Amount appropriated 
Amount expended . 

Balance 



^6,004.08 
6,004.98 

$0.00 



The work done under this appropriation consisted of a bituminous 
macadam on Water Street from Main Street to B. & M. R. R. and Salem 
Street from Main Street. to Pleasant Street and also approximately $700.00 
was expended in repairing the Valley Street Crusher. 



REPORT OF HIGHWAY ENGINEER 71 

Total number of square yards laid was as follows : — ■ 

Water Street 1,771 sq. yds. 

Salem Street 2,083 sq. yds. 

Total 3,854 sq. yds. 

The cost per sq. yd. being $1.56, including the $700 00 expended in 
repairing crusher. 

<3) LOWELL STREET 

Amount appropriated .. $7,186.88 

Amount expended 7,162.16 

Balance $24.72 

The work consisted of a bituminous macadam 18 feet wide with 1J^ feet 
of gravel on each shoulder, making total width of road 21 feet. 

The work was done according t^plans and specifications furnished by the 
Massachusetts Highway Commission and was completed and accepted 
under their inspection. 

The total length of road constructed being 2,450 feet or 5,716 sq. yds., 
or $1.25 per sq. yd. 

It should be understood that the State and County paid a part of the 
total cost as follows : — 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts .... . $2,389 . 57 

County of Middlesex . . . . . . . . 2,395.63 

Total ■-. $4,785.20 

which goes to the Town's Treasury. 

<4) COLLECTION OF ASHES 

Amount appropriated $2,000.00 

Paid contractor for collecting .... $209 . 23 

Care of dumps 154.75 

Printing — commission for selling tickets . . $128.20 

$492.18 
Balance 1,507.82 

$2,000.00 $2,000.00 
The Town Treasury received $253.00 for sale of ash tickets. 
The total number of houses that availed themselves of the ash collection 
were 202, and approximately, 2,080 barrels of asheswere collected from June 
1st to December 31st. 

For a detailed account of the Highway Department expenditures, see the 
Town Accountant's Report. 

Respectfully submitted^ 

WILLIAM R. TOMPSON, 

Highway Engineer 



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TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Financial Report of Sweetser 
Lecture Committee 



Wakefield, Mass., March 8, 1918 
Board of Selectmen, Wakefield, Mass. 

Gentlemen: — The Sweetser Lecture Committee presents herewith its 
financial report for the Course of 1917-1918. Attached hereto you will find 
receipts for each and every item of expenditure? 

FINANCIAL REPORT— SWEETSER LECTURE COURSE 1917-1918 



Reciepts 



Dec. 28, 1917 
Jan. 2, 1918 



Jan. 16, 1918 



Jan. 
Jan. 
Feb. 



23, 1918 
30, 1918 
27, 1918 



Jan. 2, 1918 
Jan. 16, 1918 
Jan. 23, 1918 
Jan. 30, 1918 
Feb. 27, 1918 



Income C. Sweetser Lecture Fund 


. $366.64 


C. H. Howe, — Season Tickets 


. 185.00 


L. L. McMaster — Season Tickets 


20.00 


129 Admission Tickets 


25.80 


49 Season Tickets .... 


24.50 


13 Season Tickets 


6.50 


20 Admission Tickets .... 


4.00 


85 Admission Tickets .... 


17.00 


19 Admission Tickets .... 


3.80 


23 Admission Tickets .... 


4.60 $657.84 


Expenses 




O'Reilly Lecture 


$75.00 


Woods Lecture 


112.50 


Wood Lecture 


100.00 


Powers Lecture 


62.10 


Hindus Lecture . . . . . 


50.00 


Daily Item — printing and Advertising 


65.80 


Town — Police and Firemen . 


15.00 


N. Hudson — Selling Tickets 


5.50 


W. Lindsay — Taking Tickets 


5.50 



Balance paid to Sweetser Charity Fund, Mrs. Rose B. 
Cutler, Treasurer 



$491.40 



166.44 



7.84 



f Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. PERKINS 
EDWIN C. MILLER 
J. LOWE McMAHON 
HARRIS M. DOLBEARE 
HARRY M. WHEELER 



REPORT OF THE WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 73 

9th Annual Report of the 

Wakefield Water and 

Sewerage Board 

We herewith submit our annual report which is the 16th report of the 
Water Department and the nineteenth report of the Sewer Department. 

The Water Department has just completed the hardest year in its 
historjr due almost entirely to the unusually severe weather of last winter, 
which started shortly after Christmas and continued for at least three months 
of 1918. 

During this period at least half of the 2,500 services in Town were frozen 
and water had to be delivered in many cases in cans. The pumps were run 
at an average of nearly twenty hours a day, causing an unusually large con- 
sumption of coal. 

The labor bill ran a great many weeks as high as $1,000 against a usual 
cost of $200. A large part of this increased labor cost was, of course, due to 
overtime as the men were forced to work until 12 o'clock night after night. 

The Commissioners estimate that the extra cost to this department, 
due to the extreme weather, was between $14,000 and, $15,000. 

The Commissioners wish to commend herewith the faithful services 
given by the men under the most trying circumstances ever encountered. 

We have a record of forty breaks in the mains which occurred last year 
against an average of ten in normal years. This was partly due to the extreme 
weather and partly to the fact that many of the mains have been in the 
ground fron thirty to thirty-five years and have served their usefulness. 

The department, in our opinion, should spend at least $3,000 a year 
relaying many of the old ; mains, but, owing to the excessive cost of materials, 
this work will be postponed for the present. 

It has been the custom of the department to maintain two minimum 
charges, one of $6 for a one-faucet house, and one of $12 for two outlets or 
more. It is the opinion of the commissioners that a more equitable arrange- 
ment would be one minimum charge, which is the custom in most every town, 
and if this is possible, it will be established on the spring bills. 

The quality of the Lake water, as reported to us by an analysis made 
each week has been very satisfactory and the supply well maintained. 

Our expenses for the past year have been unusually large, owing to 
increased cost of coal, labor which has advanced 40%, and materials. 

As our system of bookkeeping has been adjusted to conform with that 
of the Town Accountant, we do not present a financial statement as this 
would be simply a duplication of the Town Accountant's reports found in 
the latter part of this book. 

New Construction — Main Pipe : 

Findlay St., from Grafton St., to house of Francis Pottle — 134 ft. of 

one-inch lead lined pipe. 
Blossom St., to Newhall Ct., to Perham St. — 333 ft. of six-inch cast 

iron pipe. 



74 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Services 



New services added during the year 
Services relaid during the year 



10 
101 



Number of feet of new pipe laid on public land 

tt tt a a tt it it a pr j vate « 

" " " pipe relaid " public " 

a ft a a a a a private tt 



176 ft. 

•278 ft. 
1,203 ft. 
1,389 ft. 



Hydrants 



Number of hydrants Jan. 1, 1918 
New hydrants added during the year 

Present number of hydrants 



251 

5 

256 



Location of New Hydrants 

Aborn Avenue, opposite the Haskell Estate. 

Lawrence St., half way between Main St. and Pleasant St. 

Blossom St., half way bewteen Newhall Ct. and Perham St 

Converse St., near Gould St. 

Myrtle Avenue 

Sewer Connections 



Applications for house connections to date 
Number of connections made 
Number of connections during the year 



861 

816 

17 



Water Pumped During the Year 

















1918 


1917 


Gallons 


Gallons 


January . . 20,513,830 


18,467,576 


February 














35,647,940 


16,654,602 


March 














43,307,988 


18,543,882 


April 














23,732,680 


17,571,878 


May 














26,401,389 


17,054,249 


June 














24,257,536 


16,632,241 


July 














21,262,405 


17,997,804 


August 














19,539,162 


17,396,902 


September 














20,330,707 


15,592,106 


October . 














18,048,248 


16,583,396 


November 














17,471,482 


14,164,653 


December 










♦ 


16,319,990 


15,408,108 


Totals 


286,833,357 


202,067,397 



REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 75 

1918 1917 

Average daily pumping .... 785,844 gals. 553,609 gals. 

Average daily per head of estimate population for 1918 60.4 gals. 

Average daily per head of estimate population for 1917 42.6 gals. 

The increased pumping for 1918 is accounted for by the fact that the 
Department was obliged to operate the pumps practically day and night 
during the extremely cold weather 'of January, February and March. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. H. LEAROYD 
ARTHUR S. HILL 
HARRY M. WHEELER 

Water and Sewerage Commissioners 

Montrose School Building 

Report 

To the Citizens of the Town of Wakefield: — 

The Montrose School Building Committee herewith respectfully submit 
their final report. 

The committee consisted of the following members: J. Richard Lunt, 
chairman; Ashton H. Thayer, secretary; Arthur H. Boardman, Charles C. 
Cox, Chester W. Dalrymple, Percival B. Evans, Michael J. Neagle, Samuel 
T. Parker, John G. Reid and Willis C. Robbins. 

Financial Statement 

Appropriation $25,000.00 

Architects— Hoyt & Perkins $1,074.47 

General contract— C. S. Patton .... 18,836.21 
Heating and ventilating — Commonwealth Heat- 
ing Co. . 2,354.80 

Furnishings . 710.21 

Electric lighting fixtures — Dalton Light Fixture 

Co. . 110.50 

Installation of lighting fixtures — A. T. Sederquist 10 . 85 

Purchase of lot— George H. Stowell ... . 1,650.00 

Survey — Clarence E. Carter . . . . 41 . 44 

Labor — Grading and cutting brush . . . 226 . 65 

Flag-pole . . 35.00 

Snowguards 15.00 

Coal— L. E. Bennett 22.92 

$25,088.05 
Balance returned from hardward allowance $25 . 00 
Balance contributed . . . . . 63.05 88.05 

$25,000.00 



76 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Thee ommittee was especially fortunate in securing a large, dry, and 
central location. The school lot comprises over three acres of land, with the 
highest elevation in the district. Access to the school is made possible from 
either Wharton Park or Lowell street. Splendid opportunities are given for 
large outdoor gardens and playgrounds. 

The building is a one-story structure, containing a hall and two class 
rooms on the first floor. The hall accommodates 180 people. It is the in- 
tention of the committee that this hall will be used, when needed, for a primary 
room. With portable seats it is adapted to make an excellent class room. 
This will take care of any overflow for many years. The basement contains 
the sanitaries and boiler rooms. Both direct and indirect steam heating is 
installed. The building is of birch, finished throughout with birch and 
N. C. pine. 

The decision of the committee to proceed with the construction in spite 
of the peculiar conditions arising from the war, and the cost of materials, was 
actuated by several factors. The urgent needs of the district for better 
school facilities. The special opportunities offered to anticipate the higher 
prices of materials. The convictions that no substantial decrease in costs 
would come for many years. 

The committee desires to express its sincere appreciation of the generous 
support of the citizens of Wakefield and of the untiring efforts and co-operation 
of those directlv connected with the work. 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 



77 



Report of Town Treasurer 

To the Citizens of Wakefield: 

I herewith present my report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 1918. 



TRUST FUNDS 

The Trust Funds and available income balances now in my hands are 
as follows: 



Cornelius Sweetser Lecture Fund . 

Cornelius Sweetser Lecture Guarantee Fund 

John Gould Aborn Library Fund 

Cyrus G. Beebe Library Fund 

Flint Memorial Library Fund 

Merrill W. Gove Library Fund 

Dr. Francis P. Hurd Library Fund 

Franklin Poole Library Fund 

Cyrus Wakefield Library Fund 

Mary E. Aborn Park Fund 

Nancy White Park Fund 

Nancy White Hurd School Fund 

Nancy White Hurd School Fund, int. balance avail. 

Jonathan Nichols Temperance Fund 

Jonathan Nichols Temperance Fund, int. ba 1oTinA avajl 

Sarah Burbank Burial Lot Fund 

Sarah Burbank Burial Lot Fund, int. balan !. 

Ezra Eaton Burial Lot Fund ... 

Ezra Eaton Burial Lot Fund, int., balance 

Flint Old Burial Ground Fund 

Flint Old Burial Ground Fund, int. balance avail. 

Stimpson Family Burial Lot Fund 

Clarissa E. Swain Burial Lot Fund 

Clarissa E. Swain Burial Lot Fund, int., balance avail. 

Cornelius Sweetser Burial Lot Fund 

Cornelius Sweetser Burial Lot Fund, int. balance avail. 

Jane K. Vinton Burial Lot Fund ... 

Jane K. Vinton Burial Lot Fund, int. balance avail. 



$10,000.00 

1,179.72 

1,601.81 

2,000.00 

1,000.00 

500.00 

2,500.00 

500.00 

500.00 

2,000.00 

1,000.00 

500.00 

24.22 

1,000.00 

4.60 

100.00 

1.00 

100.00 

15.40 

2,000.00 

66.33 

200.00 

500.00 

19.59 

1,000.00 

317.60 

50.00 

.54 



Total 



$28,680.81 



78 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



The above funds are invested as follows : 

United States Liberty Loan 4K % Bonds ( $24, 150.00 par) . $24,062 . 55 

Wakefield Savings Bank 4,002.86 

Blackstone Saving Bank 615 . 40 



Total : $28,680.81 

Full detail as to the nature of these funds, their incomes and detailed 
expenditures will be found in the Town Accountant's report. 



LOAN ACCOUNT 

The following sums have been borrowed on Temporary Notes in antici- 
pation of revenue, during the year: 

$10,000.00 at 5.00 per cent discount 
100,000.00 "5.33 " 
110,000.00 " 5.35 " 

25,000.00 "4.84 " 

25,000.00 " 4.48 " 

25,000.00 " 4.35 " 



plus $2.00 premium 
plus $1.00 premium 



295,000,00 



Of this amount $130,000.00 has been paid, leaving a balance due in 1919 
of $165,000.00 in anticipation of revenue. 

The following time note has been issued during the year: 
Lowell Street construction, 1 year . . . $4,000.00 at 4% per cent 



PERMANENT DEBT 

Permanent debt, Jan. 1, 1918 $506,400.00 

Paid during 1918 $51,000.00 



$455,400.00 
New issues in 1918, as above 4,000.00 

Permanent debt, Jan. 1, 1919 . $459,400.00 

The permanent debt has decreased $47,000.00 during the year 1918. 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 79 

MATURITIES OF TOWN DEBT 

Maturing in 1919 $40,900.00 

1920 32,500.00 

1921 . . . ■ 32,500.00 

1922 30,000.00 

1923 29,500.00 

1924 29,500.00 

1925 20,500.00 

1926 20,500.00 

1927 20,500.00 

1928 20,000.00 

1929 20,000.00 

1930 20,000.00 

1931 24,000.00 

1932 . • 24,000.00 

1933 19,000.00 

1934 12,000.00 

1935 12,000.00 

1936 11,000.00 

1937 11,000.00 

1938 10,000.00 

1939 . 10,000.00 

1940 . 10,000.00 

Total $459,400.00 



The debt is chargeable to the following : 

Water Department $171,500.00 

Light Department . . . . . . 58,500.00 

Metropolitan Sewer 183,000.00 

Local Sewers 1,000.00 

Highway Construction 4,000.00 

Motor Fire Apparatus . . . . . 900.00 

School Buildings , . . . . .. 28,000.00 

High School Site s . 12,500.00 



$459,400.00 



CASH ACCOUNT 

On the following pages will be found the Treasurer's Cash Account: 



8o 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Dr. 



ARTHUR H. BOARDMAN, Treasurer, 



To balance from last report, cash .... 
Borrowed on Temporary Notes ... 

Premium received on same .... 
Borrowed on Lowell Street Construction Note 
Accrued interest received on same 

Cemetery receipts 

Collector of Taxes Receipts — Edgestones 

Sidewalks 
Tax Certification 
" " " Taxes and Interest 

Com. of Mass., Aiding Mothers with dependent children 
" Burial of indigent soldiers and sailors 
" Corporation Tax, Business . 

" Public Service 
" Income 1 ... 

" Lowell ! instruction 

" Natiom Tax 

" Soldierg . ption 
" State Aid 

Court fines, receipts 

Fire Department, receipts 
Forest Fire Warden, receipts 
Health Department, receipts 

" " " licenses 

Highway Department, receipts 
Inspector of Buildings receipts 
Imspector of Milk receipts 
Legal Expense receipts .... 
Library receipts .... 

Middlesex County Dog Tax 1917 . 

" Lowell Street construction 
Moth Department receipts 
Municipal Light Plant receipts 
Poor Department receipts 

Redemption Tax Title Deeds and interest on same 
Refund, Board of Health, from State Board of Charities 
" Fire Department .... 
Library, cash advanced 
Municipal Light Plant, cash advanced 

" from B. & M. R. R. 
" Greenfield Tap 
Die Co. 
Soldiers' relief . . . . . 

School Department, cash advanced 



& 



$27,972.51 

295,000.00 

3.00 

4,000.00 

4.22 

80.50 

159.61 

338.37 

9.00 

353,557.27 

2,564.37 

50.00 

5,495.45 

5,592.15 

14,800.30 

2,492.32 

3,789.66 

453.56 

6,077.99 

545.50 

84.55 

10.15 

150.00 

2.00 

520.10 

4.00 

33.50 

11.75 

232.26 

853.86 

2,498.04 

32.50 

110,407.90 

2,365.18 

850.25 

68.00 

14.49 

10.00 

100.00 

3.15 

19.51 

8.00 

10.00 



Carried forward 



$841,274.97 



\ • — - 

REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 



in account with the Town of Wakefield, Cr. 

By Cash paid, Discount of Temporary Notes . ....'. . $11,848.63 

Cash paid, Selectmen's Warrants 815,727.56 

Cash credit, Account Court Expenses . . . . . 118.15 

Cash credit, Offset State Credits . . ' . . . . 33,879.55 

• Cash credit, Tax Collector for Tax Title Deeds . . . 2,728. 25 

Total payments ........ $864,302.14 

Cash in treasury . . . . . . . . 39,266.32 



$903,568.46 



Carried foward $903,568 . 46 



82 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Dr. 



ARTHUR H. BOARDMAN, Treasurer, 



Brought forward $841 ,274.97 



To Refund Water Department, cash advanced 

" " " from American Express Co. 

" American Surety Co. 
" Boston & Maine R. R. 
" City Hall Cash Market 
School Dept. receipts 



Practical Arts Classes 

Com. of Mass. Industrial Schools . 

" " " Tuition of children 

" " " Vocational Educ. . 

Sealer of Weights and Measures receipts . . . . 

Selectmen receipts, Auctioneers' Licenses .... 

" " Bowling, etc., licenses .... 

" " Circus hcenses 

Junk licenses 

" " Sale insurance forms .... 

" Second-hand furniture licenses 

" Telephone calls 

" from Wakefield estate .... 

Sewer Department, receipts . 

Teachers' Retirement Fund Assessments .... 

Town Hall receipts 

Trust Fund receipts 

Wakefield Trust Co., received interest on Certificates of jj 

Deposit 

Wakefield Trust Co., received interest on Collector's 

balance 

Wakefield Trust Co., received receipts, on Treasurer's 

balance 

Water Department receipts 



50.00 

3.50 

.73 

323.05 

2.66 

2,547.75 

72.00 

730.66 

420.00 

76.30 

102.29 

8.00 

10.00 

30.00 

350.00 

2.20 

30.00 

.40 

239.00 

1,247.27 

2,205.25 

230.50 

1,081.65 

435.56 

266.29 

387,92 
51,440.51 



,568.46 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 83 

in account with the Town of Wakefield, Cr. 

Brought forward $903,568 . 46 



$903,568.46 



84 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



FINAL STATEMENT 

During the year 1919,, the following time loans will fall due and are to 



be included in the tax levy of 1919. 

High School site 

Junction School 

Montrose School 

Macadam Construction of Lowell Street 
Motor Fire Apparatus 

Local sewers 

Metropolitan sewer 

Water meters .... 

Main Street water main .... 

Water Loan 

Light Plant (included in Light Plant appro- 
priation) 



$2,500.00 
1,500.00 
1,500.00 
4,000.00 
900.00 
1,000.00 
5,000.00 
3,000.00 
1,000.00 
8,000.00 



58,400.00 



$12,500.00 12,500.00 



$40,900.00 



There will also be required the following amounts to meet our interest 
payments : — 



High School site 


$450.00 




Junction School 


157.50 




Montrose School 


1,057.50 




]\lacadam construction of Lowell Street 


95.00 




Motor Fire Apparatus .... 


18.00 




Local sewers 


20.00 




Metropolitan sewer 


6,405.00 




Water meters 


513.75 




Main Street water main .... 


112.50 




W T ater Loan 


6,200.00 




Temporary Loans (estimated) 


12,500.00 


$27,529.25 


Light Plant (included in Light Plant appro.) 


$2,263.75 


$2,263.75 



,793.00 



The borrowing capacity of the town, on temporary notes in anticipation 
of 1918 revenue, was $348,098.73, as determined by the State Bureau of 
Statistics. Of this amount, we were only obliged to borrow the sum of 
$295,000.00, and of this latter amount $130,000.00 has been paid, leaving 
$165,000. 00 to be paid in 1919. 

Respectfully submitted, 



ARTHUR H. BOARDMAN, 

Treasurer 



REPORT OF TOWN PLANNING BOARD 



85 



Report of Town Planning Board 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: — 

On account of the numerous war activities that the town and its citizens 
have been so completely engaged in during the past year, the Planning Board 
considered it inadvisable to propose anything new at this time. Consequently 
we have confined ourselves to the study of various questions which will be 
taken up in detail during the coming year. 

HUBBARD B. MANSFIELD, Chairman 
DR. J. WILLIAM JQ'CONNELL, Secretary 



Report of the Board of Health 



Following is a list of the contagious cases reported to the Board during 
the year 1918: 



Diphtheria 
Scarlet Fever 
Chickenpox 
Measles 
Tuberculosis 
German Measles 
Typhoid Fever 
Whooping Cough 
Infantile Paralysis 
Pneumonia 
Tetanus 



54 

29 
43 

54 
16 
31 

2 

38 

3 

47 
1 



Influenza was not a reportable disease until October 4, 1918. and up to 
that time the estimated number of cases were 1,500. 

From October 4th to December 31st, 570 cases were reported, making, 
a total of 2,070 cases. 



JOSEPH W. HEATH, M.D., Chairman 
ERNEST C. TYZ2ER 
AUGUSTUS D. JENKINS, Secretary 



86 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of Inspector of Plumbing 

To the Honorable Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — The work of this department for the year ending Dec. 31, 
1918, is as follows: 

Number of permits granted 36 

Number of fixtures set .-'• . . . . 140 

Bath-tubs 15 

Closets 36 

Lavatories 15 

Sinks 44 

Wash trays 30 

Respectfully submitted, 

DAVID TAGGART, 

Plumbing Inspector 



Report of Inspector of Milk 



To the Members of the Board of Health of the Town of Wakefield: — 

Gentlemen — I herewith present my annual report for the year ending 
Dec. 31, 1918. 

On the above date there were in this town eighteen dealers and twenty- 
eight stores and restaurants licensed to sell milk, also twenty-one licensed 
dealers to sell oleomargarine. 

Sixty-two samples of milk and six samples of cream were collected and 
analyized for their total solid and fat contents. Of these only two were sus- 
pected of adulteration and the dealers were warned. 

The conditions and methods of producing and handling the town's 
milk supply were carefully watched. In some cases chances for improvement 
in the same were found, but owing to the scarcity and increased cost of labor 
it was practically impossible to accomplish a great deal along these lines, 
however, I think that these conditions will be remedied in the spring with the 
improvement in the labor situation. 

The total receipts of this department for the year was $33.50. 

CARL M. SMITH, 

Inspector of Milk 



REPORT OF TUBERCULOSIS DISPENSARY 87 

Report of Tuberculosis 
Dispensary 

For the past few years, the work of the Tuberculosis Dispensary has 
been carried on through the Board of Health, and although attention has 
been called to the work frequently, there are probably to-day, many in 
Wakefield, who do not know there is a Tuberculosis Dispensary with office 
hours on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. and Friday evenings from 8 o'clock, where 
clinical examinations are made of tuberculosis patients, suspicious tuberculosis 
patients and members of families where tuberculosis exists. 

Also advice and instruction are given in regard to care and precautions 
to be taken for the prevention of the disease and the distribution of sputum 
boxes. 

From Jan. 1, 1918 to Dec. 31, 1918, we have had one hundred and four 
(104) patients under supervision. Fifty-nine (59) of these have had Pul- 
monary T. B. and have been under the supervision of private physicians; 
twelve (12) have been under the direct supervision of the Dispensary, also 
two (2) of other forms of T. B. under the direct supervision of the Dispensary, 
with eight (8) of other forms of T B. under the supervision of private physi- 
cians, and twenty-two (22) suspicious cases, eleven (11) under the care of 
each. 

There were six (6) men in the tovvn exempt from draft because of tuber- 
culosis or suspected tuberculosis. 

There were twenty-six (26) deaths ih the past year from tuberculosis,, 
mostly pulmoDary form, which is more than double the number of deaths 
of preceding year, from this disease. 

On December 31, 1918 we have records of forty-one (41) pulmonary 
tuberculosis; eight (8) of other forms; twenty (20) sispicious; and eight (8) 
in sanatoriums. 

While figures of 1918 are much in excess of previous years, it is due to 
cases being reported more promptly than heretofore. Yet, for the next year 
and years to come, we trust that every individual in the town of Wakefield 
or (city as may be) who has any knowledge of this terrible disease, shall do 
their utmost in trying to prevent its spread and use every means available, 
to remedy what already exists as after war conditions show an alarming 
increase among French and English soldiers of tuberculosis. 

The semi-annual report, rating The Relative Standing of Tuberculosis 
Dispensaries, which is sent out by the State, has not been received to date. 

From October 7th to October 21st, the Health Offices were opened tc* 
an Emergency Committee, appointed by various Town Boards and authorized 
to take charge of the Influenza epidemic situation, which was a serious one- 
in the town at that time. 

J. W. HEATH, M.D. 

Dispensary Physician 
MARGARET H. ENGLISH, V.N. 
Tuberculosis Nurse 



iS 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of Sweetser Charity 



Rosa B. Cutler, Tree 



In account with Sweetser Charity 
8269.91 



Dr. 

To balance on hand Jan. 1,191? 

March S. 1918: 

Received from Treasurer of Sweetser Lecture Committee 
Received dividends from Wakefield Savings Bank . 

Cr. 

Bv disbursement- ... 



166 


44 


9 


65 


$446 


00 


83 


33 



Jam 1. 1919 balance 



$362.67 

SA B. CUTLER. 7 



Report of Overseers of the Poor 

the Poor herewith submit their report for the year 1918. 

At the Home there are twelve inmates, many of whom are bedridden. 

requiring much care and attendance. We are fortunate in retaining the 

services of Mr. Jacob Blick and Mrs. Blick, who care for their charges in a 

ver "tory manner. 

HUGH CONNELL, Chairman 
ALBERT D. CATE 5 
GEORGE ZWICKEK 



Report of Assessors 



State tax 

County tax 
Metropolitan Sewer tax 

ropolitan Park tax 
Charles River Basin . 
Light supervising 

Total State and County charge? 
Town purpose- 
Grand total 



128,380.00 

14.064.50 

12,673. 22 

6,709.73 

1,178.24 

72.66 



$63,078.35 
392,707.84 

$456,786.19 



REPORT OF ASSESSORS 



89 



State receipts $32,853.17 

All other receipts 73,344.03 

Total receipts 

Polls, 3,894 at $2.00 

Amount to be raised by taxation . . 

Overlay . . . . 
Rate $26.50 

Number of residents assessed on property . . . 2,077 
All others . ' 342 

Total 



,197.20 



7,788.00 

341,802.99 

6,462.19 



2,419 



Number of non-residents assessed on property 
All others 

Total . 



Number of persons assessed : 
On property 
For Poll Tax only . 

Total . 

Number of poll tax payers 

Number of dwellings 

Number of acres of land 

Number of horses April 1 

Number of cows April 1 . 

Number of near cattle 

Number of swine April 1 . 

Number of autos — pleasure cars 

Number of autos — trucks 

Number of square miles of area 

Number of acres in Crystal Lake 

Number of acres in Quannapowitt Lake 



614 
120 



Property exempt from taxation 
Abatements in the 1918 levy . 

Re-assessed . . 



3,153 
2,693 



734 



5,846 

3,894 
2,476 
3,987 
240 
274 
7 
195 
365 
69 
7.65 
82.86 
247.94 

$511,675.00 

4,619.73 

245.16 



go TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 

School property, land and buildings $371,083.00 

School property furnishings . . . . . . . 18,000.00 

Town Hall, land and buildings 150,000.00 

Town Hall furnishings 9,000.00 

Public Library 33,100.00 

' Fire Station, land and buildings 26,475 . 00 

Tire apparatus . . . . -' " 25,000.00 

Almshouse and land 31,800.00 

Almshouse, personal property 3,500.00 

Highway property, including crushers 10,000.00 

Trust funds 25,980.00 

Cemeteries 12,500.00 

Band-stand 1,500.00 

Common . . 54,450.00 

Rockery and land 6,250.00 

Parks . ' 147,015.00 

Park,— Lakeside 24,530.00 

Park— Hart's Hill 1,500.00 

All other land owned by the town 10,000.00 

Waterworks 340,223.18 

Sewer system ... 337,917.00 

Light plant 324,051 . 92 

Light plant land purchase price 11,750.00 

Total $1,989,035.10 

Bonded debt Jan. 1, 1919 459,400.00 

Assets above liability 1,529,635.10 

Personal property value $2,452,409.00 

Buildings 7,100,773.00 

Land 3,588,825.00 

Total value of the town .... $13,142,007.00 

Total value of new buildings from April 1, 

1917 to April 1, 1918 . . . . 89,233.00 

Bonds and notes paid in this levy . . 38.500.00 

Number of voters Prec. 1 .... 1,413 

Number of voters in Prec. 2 . . . . 414 

Number of voters in Prec. 3 666 



Total voters ....... 2,493 

Number of auto trucks April 1,1918 69 

Value of the same . . . . ... . . $44,575.00 

Revenue from taxes 1181.24 



REPORT OF ASSESSORS 91 

Number of auto pleasure cars April 1, 1918, . . . . 365 

Value of the same . . . $228,470.00 

Revenue from taxes ■ ... . . . 6,054.46 



Total auto revenue . . $7,235 . 70 

We consider it our duty to draw the attention of the taxpayer to the 
ever increasing tax rate. 

The outlook for the coming year is not as promising as we would wish, 
our receipts are more apt to be less than the past year, new buildings are 
scarcely worth mentioning and the only way to hope for any lower rate is 
strict economy in the appropriations. 

It should be the aim of every department to ask for as small an appro- 
priation as possible without retarding their efficiency. 

A complete co-operation will be required the coming year or the tax 
rate will be a great detriment to the growth of the town. 

SAMUEL T. PARKER, Chairman 
GEIRGE H. STOWELL, Secretary 
CHARLES A. CHENEY 



Q2 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of School Committee 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR 1918-1919 

J. Lowe MeMahon, Chairman, Prospect St. . 
Mrs. Ida Farr Miller, Sec, 21 Richardson Ave. 
Harry B. Allman, Treas., 55 Greenwood Ave. 
Mrs. Eva Cowing Ripley, 40 Emerson St. 
Arthur H. Boardman, 56 Pleasant St. 
* J. Richard Lunt, 213 Lowell St. 

* Appointed to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Dr. Montague 

I SUB-COMMITTEES 

Public Property 



Term 


expires 1919 


a 


" 1921 


a 


" 1921 


it 


". 1919 


it 


" 1920 



Mr. Lunt 



Mr. Boardman 



Mr. MeMahon 



Mr. Boardman 



Finance and Accounts 
Mr. Allman 



Mr. MeMahon 



Mrs. Miller 



Mrs. Ripley 



Mr. Allman 



Teachers and Salaries 
Mrs. Ripley 

Courses of Study 
Mrs. Millei 

Text Books and Supplies 
Mrs. Ripley 



Mr. Lunt 



Mr. Lunt 



Mr. MeMahon 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Willard B. Atwell, 20 Stedman St. 



OFFICE HOURS 

Mondays, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 to 8.30 a.m. 
Wednesdays and Fridays, 4 to 5.30 p.m. 

Office, Odd Fellows Building. 

Telephone, Office, 122. Residence, 363-M. 

Clerk, Miss Gertrude V. Lofstrom. Hours, 8 to 12 and 1.30 to 5 on 
school days, and 8 to 12 on Saturday. Telephone 645-W. 

REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Second and fourth Fridays of each month at 8 p.m., at Committee Rooms, 
Odd Fellows Building. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 93 

Report of School Committee 

The schools have never before required more thoughtful attention to 
their Deeds than at present. Increased cost in every direction brings our 
town face to face with the necessity of increasing school appropriations for 
the coming year, and it will not be safe to handicap them with a policy of 
retrenchment. Realizing this important feature, and in spite of enormous 
war expenditures, France is giving unprecedented attention to her public 
schools, and England has increased her expenditures for public education 
30% over the preceding year. We must realize fully that this is the age of 
the educated man and among the most important of the after-war problems 
will be that of maintaining: a vigorous educational policy. 

NEW HIGH SCHOOL 

The most important problem that confronts the Committee at the 
present time is that of properly housing and accommodating pupils of the 
high school. At present there are five hundred and twenty-four pupils in this 
institution and the accommodations are inadequate both as regards size and 
equipment. The efficiency is diminished greatly by present conditions. 
It is to be hoped that a speedy remedy will be adopted in the nature of a new 
high school building. 

TEACHERS 

It is becoming more and more difficult to secure and keep good teachers 
on account of more attractive salaries paid elsewhere. The Committee has 
considered the question of salaries and decided to recommend that the Town 
appropriate a sufficient sum of money to increase the salaries of teachers in 
town $100.00. This will make the maximum salary of the grade teachers 
$900.00, and of the high school teachers $1,050.00. 

JANITORS 

The Committee recommend that an increase be granted janitors of two- 
room buildings $50.00, janitors of four-room buildings $75.00, and janitors of 
larger buildings $100.00. 

REPAIRS 

The usual necessary repairs to the school buildings and property were 
attended to during the summer, the principal repairs being to the heaters 
in the Hurd School, which had to be partially renewed. The Committee 
have under advisement improvements in the Warren School entrances and 
recommend providing for repairs to heaters in the Franklin and Greenwood 
Schools, should such repairs be necessary after the winter. 

The Committee are pleased to see the wide use being made of the school 
buildings outside regular school hours and appreciate the continued interest 
of the Parent-Teachers Associations. We are also pleased to note the success 



94 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

with which the Food Production and Conservation was carried through. 
The many excellent home gardens and satisfactory results in canning indicated 
a patriotic interest which is to be highly recommended. We are also pleased 
to note the progress made by the Junior Red Cross during the past year. 

The Committee were able to resume the two-session plan at the first 
grade in the Lincoln School, which we believe is proving much more satis- 
factory than the old arrangement. Electric lights have been installed in the 
Montrose school as also telephones in some of the school buildings. 

CHARLES H. HOWE 

The Angel of Death has entered amongst us and laid its grim hand upon 
one whose life and labors were an open book to us. Only a few vveeks ago, 
Mr. Charles H. Howe, Principal of the Wakefield High School, was with us 
in the fullness of health and vigor, with the same zeal and same enthusiasm 
which were ever the characteristics of his devotion to his life's work which 
is now ended. God has beckoned him away from our ranks and the simple, 
unassuming character of him we mourn, w^ould bid us cherish in silence the 
memory of our comrade and friend. But the great blow given by his death 
to the interests of the High Schoo land the tremendous loss which his parting 
brings to the citizens of Wakefield who knew his worth and appreciated his 
merits will not permit that he go down to his grave without some brief tribute 
of respect to his memory. All will greatly miss him, none more than the 
teachers and pupils of the High School, with whom he was so intimately 
associated. For them he was more than a fellow- worker; he was a friend 
in all that the term implies. He was an example, a counsellor, a guide. In 
his death, the School Department has sustained an enormous loss, but their 
loss will serve as an incentive to take up his cherished w r ork with greater 
enthusiasm. 

MISS HELEN W. POOR 

Miss Helen W. Poor, head of the Mathematics Department of the High 
School, and who taught in our schools for twenty-one years, has also been 
called to her reward. God, the Arbiter of life and death, has taken her unto 
Himself, but the memory of her whom we cherish will not be lost in the 
oblivion of the tomb. Two such losses as the Wakefield High School has 
sustained this year are hard to overcome. "Men are great whose hearts are 
noble, whose minds harbor noble ideals and whose interests urge them to 
battle for noble ends." It may be truly said of both Mr. How T e and Miss 
Poor that the world is better for their having lived. 

PRACTICAL ARTS 

The Practical Arts Department is considered a very important one in 
our school system, and the Committee wish to extend this work into the more 
advanced grade, including lathe work. To this end, a course has been started 
for the freshmen in the High School, and the results so far have been very 
gratifying. When a new High School is built we hope to carry along this work 
into more extensive lines. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



95 



RECOMMENDATIONS 

We reommend appropriations as follows : 

Salaries $101,084.00 

Fuel 10,500.00 

Contingent 10,000.00 

Books and supplies .... 4,500.00 

Evening School 1,000.00 

Practical Arts . . . ... 600.00 

$127,684.00 

The tuitions and receipts are estimated to be $3,300.00. 

We would recommend for your careful and kindly consideration, the 
report of the Superintendent of Schools. 

J. LOWE McMAHON 
IDA FARR MILLER 
HARRY B. ALLMAN 
ARTHUR H. BOARDMAN 
EVA GOWING RIPLEY 
J. RICHARD LUNT 



96 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



RESOLUTIONS 
ON THE DEATH OF PRINCIPAL CHARLES H. HOWE 

Passed by the Wakefield School Committee, Friday, January 10, 1919 

Whereas, It has seemed best to an all wise and merciful Providence 
to summon into the larger service of the heavenly life, Charles H. 
Howe, Principal of the Wakefield High School, and 
Wliereas, We are deeply conscious of the irreparable loss which we 
have sustained in his passing, 

Be it resolved, That we, the members of the School Committee of 
Wakefield, here pay tribute to the high character of the services 
which Mr. Howe rendered during almost twenty-three years of 
continuous labor in the school; to his constant devotion to his 
duties; to his untiring efforts to maintain a high standard of schol- 
arship and conduct in the school; and to the superior quality of his 
own intellect, attainments and abilities; and further, 
Be it resolved, That we recognize his profound influence for good, 
both in the school in general and upon the individual students — 
an influence which made itself felt for good discipline, for self- 
control, for consideration for others, and for the best kind of school 
spirit; an influence further that so moulded the lives of hundreds 
of boys and girls that these gained and retained true ideals of per- 
sonal honor, square dealing, patriotism, democracy and service; 
and further 

Be it resolved, That we here record our deep appreciation of the fine 
Christian character of our late principal, whose recognition of the 
value of spiritual things was the mainspring of his daily living and 
gave meaning, weight, and permanency to his life in the community 
as principal, teacher, citizen and friend ; and finally, 
Be it resolved, That these resolutions be sent to the family of Mr. 
Howe and be spread upon the records of the School Committee. 

J. LOWE McMAHON 
IDA FARR MILLER 
HARRY B. ALLMAN 
ARTHUR H. BOARDMAN 
EVA COWING RIPLEY 
J. RICHARD LUNT 




CHARLES H. HOWE 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE , 97 



RESOLUTIONS ON THE DEATH OF 
MISS HELEN W. POOR 

Passed by the School Committee of Wakefield, November 22, 1918 

Whereas, It has* pleased God in His infinite wisdom and mercy to 
summon into the larger service of the Heavenly life Helen W. Poor, 
a member of our High School teaching force, and 
Whereas, We the members of the School Committee of Wakefield, 
are deeply sensible of the loss which has befallen us, 
Be it resolved, that in the passing of Helen W. Poor, the Wakefield 
School Board has lost a teacher who, during her twenty-one years 
of service, was unfailing in her devotion to her tasks, deeply interested 
in the progress of her pupils before and after their graduation, helpful 
in many ways in various school activities, willing to take upon herself 
many responsibilities connected with the discipline and management 
of the school, and further 

Be it resolved, that we thus pay tribute to the distinguished qualities 
of her teaching of the sciences and mathematics which was of such 
a high character that her pupils gained a liking for the subjects and 
the school has maintained a high standard for the preparation of 
its pupils in the colleges; we further pay tribute to her personal 
qualities which were such that her pupils at all times were conscious 
- that she was just and fair in her dealings with them and that she 
was their friend as well as their teacher, and finally 
Be it resolved, that the community has lost one who stood for what 
is best in education and life, who recognized true values in the 
things of the spirit as well as in the things of the mind, whose 
memory will be cherished and revered by all who knew her, whether 
pupil, fellow teacher, school official or citizen. 

J. LOWE McMAHON 
IDA FARR MILLER 
HARRY B. ALLMAN 
ARTHUR H. BOARDMAN 
EVA GOWING RIPLEY 
J. RICHARD LUNT 



q8 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

* 

Report of Superintendent 

To the School Committee: — 

Ladies and Gentlemen: — I herewith submit my annual report for the 
School Department for the town year ending December 31, 1918. 

The tables which will be found at the end are made up from data for the 
school year ending June 30. 



MR. CHARLES H. HOWE 
MISS HELEN W. POOR 

For the first time in many years we have lost teachers by death during 
the school year. The whole town was shocked to hear of the death of two 
strong teachers in the High School, Miss Helen W. Poor and Principal Charles 
H. Howe. 

Miss Poor had been a teacher for more than twenty-one years and was 
beloved by the students. She was their friend and confident while still in- 
spiring the best that was in them. 

Mr. Howe had been principal for more than twenty-two years and had 
seen the school grow from a few more than a hundred to 524. He came to 
Wakefield a young man and grew to be a strong influence for good in the 
community. Modest and retiring by nature, he did not know, nor realize 
how strong was his influence, nor in how high regard he was held by not only 
students, but by the citizens of the town. Many a student has received 
valued assistance from a source of which Mr. Howe was the prompter. His 
counsel was wise and carefully thought out. 

The Town has lost two valued citizens, the School two strong, competent 
teacher. I feel the loss keenly of two personal friends as well as co-worke 

VINDICATION OF AMERICAN SYSTEM OF EDUCATION 

I believe that the part these United States played in the War is a vindi- 
cation of the American system of education. 

The Huns did not believe that we would enter the conflict, and if we 
did, we could not get enough men ready to fight to make any material 
difference, and if we could get enough men ready, we couldn't Officer them. 
They were mistaken in all three premises; we did enter, we did get enough 
men ready to materially help the Allies, and not only did we find enough 
officers, but we found an almost inexhaustible supply. 

I believe that all of this, especially the last two cases is* the result of 
American education. Because of the initiative and self reliance taught in the 
schools, the men and officers were more easily trained and thereby the Hun 
confounded and the War shortened. 

The boys will come back to us men, schooled to a greater degree because 
of the ordeal through which they have passed. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 99 



BROKEN SCHOOL YEAR 

Our school work has been seriously interrupted this fall by the epidemic 
of influenza. We lost three weeks and two daj^s for all the schools, and we 
closed one building for another week later, and still another for a few days 
the last of the term. Taking everything into consideration we have been 
much more fortunate than many communities in regard to actual loss of 
time. 

There will be but one week of vacation between Christmas and the 
end of the school year. By taking out one vacation and continuing one week 
longer in June, our net loss for the year will be very little. 

The loss in school work because of war activities is not large, for most 
of these have been carried on outside of school hours. Those that have been 
done in school time were of educational value and have counted as a part of 
our regular work. 

There have been no serious epidemics other than the one already men- 
tioned. The efficient work of the School Physician and School Nurse has 
taken care of the ordinary disturbances. 

NEW BUILDING AT MONTROSE 

Last summer a new one-story, brick building was completed in the 
Montrose section, and was occupied at the beginning of the fall term. This 
has two rooms and assembly hall, and a small kitchen, together with the 
usual facilities and accommodations. It is situated on the highest point of 
land in this section, and should prove to be a decided benefit to the citizens 
as a community center. 

The registration of Montrose had not varied much during the past 
ten years, but this fall we have enrolled more than at any time for many 
years. If the electric car service is maintained there is no reason why we 
should not have a steady growth for this school. 

NEW JIIGH SCHOOL BUILDING 

Because of conditions created by the world conflict, the proposed new 
High School Building has not been built. I sincerely hope that things will 
so change that the Town may begin building operations this year. Our need 
increases constantly. Never has there been such a demand for industrial and 
domestic training. At present we do not and cannot take care of this to any 
extent. » 

We looked for decrease in our numbers this year, but instead we have 
had an increase. We have reached the point where we now have more teachers 
for the forenoon session than we have rooms. It is a question of only a short 
time before we shall have to arrange for two classes to attend mornings and 
two afternoons. The late session afternoons is particularly bad. The young 
girls ought to be able to reach home before dark, and all pupils ought to be 
able to study by daylight. 



ioo TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



The cost of a new building will undoubtedly be greater than it would 
have been before the war, but for the sake of the students we need it as soon 
as we can have it. 



NEW BUILDING NEEDED FOR WOODVILLE 

The Woodville section should be provided with a new building, and 
one ought to be built there in the immediate future. The present building 
is old and draughty, and while it is heated by a furnace, the general conditions 
there make it hard to heat. There are outside toilets the usual distance 
from the building. 

If a new schoolhouse is erected, it should be considerably larger than 
the present one, not only to take care of future growth, but to relieve the 
congestion at the Lincoln School, which is filling up to the point where it now 
looks as though we shall have to resume single sessions for some grade or 
grades. We shall be probably at least one room short there. By building 
at Woodville, we could easily transfer some of those pupils living east of the 
track at the Center, as well as some from the Franklin School where we also 
have congested conditions. The Town ought to take immediate steps towards 
a new building for Woodville. 



WAR WORK IN SCHOOL 

During the year the schools have entered enthusiastically into work to 
assist in winning the War. 

All the schools joined the Junior Red Cross with 100% membership. 
A portion of the report of the sewing teacher shows how much work the 
children accomplished for this department. 

"The work accomplished by these children has been a worthy, patriotic 
effort. In fact the exhibition was most favorably commended by the visitors, 
and even the headquarters of our Chapter at Lowell expressed their appre- 
ciation of the large amount of careful work done by the Wakefield Junior 
Red Cross. 

"These young patriots of the Wakefield schools have shown resource- 
fulness and a fine spirit of co-operation. The Junior Department has been 
self-supporting, that is the expenditure for material has actually been 
furnished by the children themselves, the total amounting to one thousand, 
six hundred eight dollars and nine cents. 

"The Tag Day signaled a success netting five hundred twenty-three 
dollars and eighty-seven cents. The girls and boys have demonstrated their 
zeal to help by initiating several school entertainments and sales, these were 
independent efforts on the part of the children. All preparations such as the 
plan of entertainment and its setting and even the tickets were designed by 
the children. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 101 

"The regular sewing period has been used for the Junior Red Cross work 
with at least one hour of extra time given after the school session. This 
extra period, though by volunteer plan, has been well attended. The work 
accomplished to date, which covers a period of five months, is as follows: 

188 refugee garments, including girls' chemises, under- 
shirts, pinafores, dresses 

569 game bags 

806 property bags 

396 kit bags 

216 comfort pillows 

169 handkerchiefs 

93 infant jackets 

18 pair bootees 

10 layettes 

75 infants' outfit 
300 shot bags 
245 crutch pads m 

30 quilts 
1 shawl 
299 triangular slings 

50 serviettes 

12 swat sticks 
622 pin-balls 
130 bandages 
151 knitted eye bandages 
150 wash cloths 

40 chin bands 

42 afghans 

120 knitted garments including socks, sweaters, helmets, 
wristers, trigger mittens, trench caps 

"The Junior Red Cross Work has proven a wonderful opportunity to 
demonstrate the utility of the sewing classes in the public schools. 

"An effort has been made to maintain the accuracy of handcraft while 
increasing the quantity of production." 

The Department has sold War Savings and Thrift Stamps to and through 
the students. On the report rendered to State Headquarters, I find that 
the Department sold $12,367.56 to the children. The following table shows 
the amount of stamps owned by pupils, regardless of where they were 
purchased. 



io2 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 






Number 






holding 




School Enrollment 


stamps 


Amount 


High . . ... 524 


328 


$3,981.25 


Lincoln 






555 


218 


2,662.50 


Warren 






280 


254 


3,303.75 


Hamilton 






113 


86 


523.75 


Greenwood 






292 


163 


1,574.50 


Hurd . 






150 


112 


994.00 


Franklin 






353 


178 


929.50 


Montrose . 






66 


32 


445.50 


Woodville . 






74 


22 


134.50 


Prospect 






70 


62 
1,455 


905.25 


2,477 , 


$15,454.50 



DEPARTMENTAL WORK 

In previous years I have written somewhat at length upon the Junior 
High School as an integral part of the school system. I will not go into a 
discussion of it at this time, but merely give modifications which have been 
adopted to date. 

We have started departmental work in the large grammar schools in 
the grades seven and eight, thereby giving teachers a chance to make a 
thorough study of one or more of the major subjects instead of spreading 
their energies over all those in the curriculum. The pupils receive the benefit 
of this concentration. 

s . . * 

We cannot carry out the plan with many elective courses yet, for we 
have not the equipment nor the numbers to do this to advantage. 

I believe in the Junior High School and I also believe that we should 
endeavor to make this a part of our system. 



SCHOOL SAVINGS BANKS 

The sale of Liberty Bonds and War Stamps of course has lessened the 
amount the pupils have saved through the School Savings Banks. I give 
below a table showing the amount saved and transferred to the individual 
accounts. 





Greenwood 


Lincoln 


Franklin 


Total 


Active Account . 


208 


142 


178 


528 


Number of deposits 


968 


1,055 


723 


2,746 


Amount of deposits 


$495.53 


$346.24 


$102.17 


$943.94 


Withdrawals 


45 


101 


164 


310 


Amount of withdrawals . 


$29.22 


$142.22 


83.49 


254.93 


Amt. trans, to pupils' accts. in Sav 










ings Bank 


449.86 


193.00 


73.45 


716.31 


Balance in custody of Trustee 




49.92 




49.92 


No. of Savings Bank Books issued . 


17 


9 


11 


37 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 103 

Summary for Six Years 

No. of deposits .... 10,367 9,791 7,759 27,917 

Amount of deposits . . . $3,571 . 90 $2,578 . 29 $1,619 . 66 $7,769 . 85 

Amount of withdrawals . . . 206.00 603.15 469.73 1,278.88 
Ammt. transferred to pupils' accts. 

in Savings Bank .... 3,283.18 1,892.21 1,035.45 6,210.84 

No. of Savings Bank Books issued 341 183 200 724 

HIGH SCHOOL 

We have continued the double session plan for the High School, and it 
now looks as though it is a question of only a short time before we shall have 
to make another change by having the two higher classes attend the forenoon 
and the two lower classes attend afternoons. Already there are more teachers 
in the morning than there are class rooms. There are no vacant rooms where 
a teacher may stay during a spare period. They often use the already crowded 
office. This interferes with the management of the school, for in this small 
room the principal has to attend to visitors, cases of discipline, and routine 
work while the clerk is attending to her regular duties. 

Last spring Mr. Donald White held classes in gardening and poultry 
raising. As there was no available space in the High School building we 
had to secure temporary quarters at another place. The Odd Fellows Building 
Association rented their small hall at a nominal price where we held all these 
classes. This work should be continued and enlarged upon during the coming 
season. I hope to see a course in agriculture permanently added to the High 
School work as has been provided for in the budget for 1919. It will be a 
distinct step forward if we can add this, together with the beginning of a 
domestic arts course by adding cooking if we are unable to do any more. 

We have a nucleus of a library, but no room nor an available teacher 
for using the same to its fullest advantage. We have no other space than 
the present which we can utilize. We should provide adequate quarters for 
a library in the new building which should be made attractive and equipped 
for thorough work. I suggest that the new one be called the Charles H. Howe 
Memorial Library in honor of the late and beloved principal who worked so 
long and faithfully in the present building, and who was intensely interested 
in building up a working library. 

There has been the usual number of changes in the teaching corps. 
It now looks as though it will be necessary to have an additional teacher in 
the fall. This new teacher could teach a part of the time and assist the 
English teachers by correcting themes and book reviews. 

The work in general science should be broadened and new equipment 
secured. The present room has very poor facilities for handling this subject, 
with practically no chance for individual experimentation. 

An additional course has been offered to the first year boys, namely, 
industrial arts. This is only a beginning and will be developed as time goes 
on and as we have more space and machinery available. A chance for the 
girls will probably be given in the spring or fall in elementary work in cooking. 



104 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

The enrollment has shown a gain over last year and with the labor 
situation as it is and probobly will be, there should be a further increase next 
year. We have an average graduating class and a large entering class for 
fall. 

The call for boys to go out on farm work last spring did not make any 
heavy demands upon our schools. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



105 



GRADUATION EXERCISES WAKEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 

CLASS OF 1918 

Town Hall, Thursday, June Twenty-seventh, Eight o'clock 



PROGRAM 



Overture and March 



Chorus — "Columbia, Our Mother Land" 



Ries 



Oration — (Honor Part) — "Back to the Farm" 

Frederick Everett Wilkins 

Recitation— "The Lost Word" . 

Mary Lucy McAuliffe 

Chorus— "The Toreador's Song" .... 



Henry Van Dyke 
Bizet 



Oration — (Salutatory Rank) — "Greece and the Great War" 

Evangelos Soteriades 
Oration — "Our Heroes" 

William Raymond Drugan 
Semi-Chorus — Senior Class — "The Birth of Joy" 



Brahms 



Recitation— "The Night Wind" .... 

Seeing Things at Night 
Charlotte Hastings Boody 

Declamation — Flag Day Address 1917 

John Francis Murray 

Chorus — "Viking Song" 



Field 



President Wilson 
Coleridge- Taylor 



Oration and Veladictory — "Democracy" 

Lester Clark Lewis 

Presentation of Diplomas — Mr. J. Lowe McMahon, 

Chairman School Committee 
Class Song — Tune — "America, the Beautiful" 



National Songs — "God Save the King" 
"The Garibaldi Hymn" 
"La Marseillaise 



"Star Spangled Banner" 



to6 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



MOTTO— Truth Conquers 



CLASS SONG 

Charlotte Hastings Boody 

Another goal attained to-night, 

A long-sought guerdon won; 
Yet now there stretches far ahead 

The race that we must run. 
Pacing the winding road of life 

To heights we fain would reach, 
"Truth conquers" be the watch-word 

That courage strong shall teach. 



"Truth conquers." Through school days and ways 

Our motto's worth was shown, 
And with advance to other paths 

We hold it still our own. 
And as the pulsing ranks move on 

In glorious strength of youth, 
We do not falter nor lose heart 

Because we stand for Truth. 



"Truth crushed to earth shall rise again," 

Our motto and our hope, 
To courage give, what'er the task 

With which we have to cope. 
So nineteen-eighteen's class will learn 

To cherish it the more, 
However hard the toils and strife 

The future has in store. 



GRADUATES 

Classical Course 

Dorothy May Baker John William Burke 

Ruth Bonney Timothy Collins 

Charlotte Hastings Boody Cyrus Mason Dolbeare 

Ethelind Hodgkins Brown William Raymond Drugan 

Ruth Marion Peabody 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



107 



Helena Emma Austin 
Helen Small Barber 
Bertha Ward Brown 
Sarah Burwen 
Charles Albert Crabiel 
Clifton Dean Davis 
Robert Manton Dean, Jr. 
Ethel Grace Eaton 
Bernard Esner 
Helen Marie Gould 
Cora Carmela Guarnaccia 
Nellie Luella Hawyard 
John William Hurley 
Helen Beatrice Jones 

Bernice 



General Course 

Lester Clark Lewis 
Gaston Emil Loubris 
Olive Wenonah Lunny 
Franz John Paul Lux 
Chester Stanley Marshall 
Roger Ingles Moore 
Philip Burrows Orme 
Leeman Foster Packard 
Dorothy Cooper Pease 
Herbert Eugene Rea 
Edward Augustus Rich, Jr. 
Luella Conkling Sidney 
Evangelos Soteriades 
Frederick Everett Wilkins 
Irene Young 



Commercial Course 



Josephine Petronella Anderson 
Rollo Marshall Baker 
Blanche Eleanor Batchelder 
Joseph James Brehaut 
William Morgan Brown 
Mary Arline Carter 
Joseph Walter Clements 
Merrill Plestid Cotting 
Frances Edythe Curtis 
Margaret Frances Desmond 
Clara Pauline Eager 
William Francis Finneran 
Viola Friburg 
Gladys Josephine Gerrior 
Jennie Gersinovitch 
Gladys May Hawkes 
Hildegarde Hendrickson 
Alice Irene Heywood 
Doris Blanche Hillsgrove 
Joseph Caswell Heustis 



Mary Frances Hurton 
Carroll Fay Jacobs 
John Joseph Kalaher 
Charles Locash 
Etta May Magee 
John Howard Marshall 
Irene Amelia Mayer 
Mary Lucy McAuliffe 
Catherine Cecilia McCarthy 
Gertrude Irene Mellett 
John Francis Murray 
Bertha Mayer Reynolds 
Mary Dorothy Skulley 
John Harold Surrette 
Mabel Alice Thrush 
Arthur Andrew Tupper 
Allston Van Wagner 
Sylvia Ellen Vint 
Florence Irene Westover 
Elizabeth Winkler 



NUMBER OF PUPILS 



First Year 
Second Year 
Third Year 
Fourth Year 



Boys 


Girls 


Total 


89 


88 


177 


. 59 


80 


139 


55 


75 


130 


25 


57 


82 



228 



300 



528 



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HIGH SCHOOL STATISTICS 

1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 

Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. 



No. graduated 

Av. age at graduation . 


65 70 . 80 69 100 
18 3-12 18 3-12 18 9-12 18 6-12 18 5-12 


80 80 
I8I-12 183-1 


Senior Class 

Size when entered . 


67 
125 


70 
122 


81 
146 


69 
135 


102 

168 


80 
158 


82 

173 


Junior Class . 
Size when entered . 


81 
122 


90 
146 


84 
135 


119 

168 


98 
158 


100 

173 


130 
186 


Second Year Class 
Size when entered . 


108 
146 


98 
135 


147 
168 


120 

158 


127 

173 


160 
186 


139 
182 


First Year Class 
Size when entered . 


127 
# 135 


161 
168 


147 
158 


168 

173 


177 
186 


167 

182 


177 

187" 



EVENING SCHOOL 

The registration in the illiterate classes in the evening school have been 
very small this year, the smallest in several years. 

The special class for those who are planning to take examination for their 
final papers in citizenship is not as large as it ought to be. There are more 
than we have registered who might find this work of value to them. The 
government furnishes text books for those who have taken out the preliminary 
papers and gives a certificate of graduation to those who are admitted to 
citizenship. The instructor is willing to render all possible assistance to those 
who need it both in filling out the blanks and also at the court room in Boston. 

Late last winter there came a request from some who knew a little 
English, but wished for more advanced instruction, both in composition and 
rhetoric, and in literature. We formed a class for these applicants and have 
continued it this year as a part of our regular work. I believe this is an im- 
portant step in Americanization. 

This fall we have started another class for the young men of an Italian 
club where they can come and study together. 

The next step is to interest the older men who do not seem to come into 
the school. We have some plans under way which I hope will materialize 
before long. 

Our sewing and millinery classes are not as large as they ought to be. 
Now the War is practically over, the women will have more time for this 
kind of work. Large demands have been made upon them and they have 
responded well. With fewer calls for their time, I think they will feel that 
they can take up this work again. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 109 

The attendance in the class for mechanical drawing has been so poor 
that it did not seem wise to begin the class this year. 

We had plans perfected for starting classes for radio and buzzer operators, 
but the signing of the armistice made this work unnecessary. 

GARDEN ¥/ORK 

During the spring we gave some new courses to the High School students 
in different lines of agricultural work. We were fortunate to secure Mr. 
Donald White to take charge of this. He gave instruction in gardening to 
beginners and advanced students andin poultry and swine raising. The garden- 
ing classes were well attended and were of decided'benefit to those who were 
willing to do the necessary work. The usual home garden projects were 
carried on under the immediate supervision of committees appointed by the 
different Parent-Teacher Associations with advice and suggestions from Mr. 
White. 

The work was seriously interrupted during the summer because Mr. 
White left us to enter the Army. Later the epidemic of influenza caused 
delay of the usual fall exhibits. 

I hoped to be able to give a fairly accurate estimate of the value of 
vegetables raised in these gardens, but our plans were dropped because 
Mr. White could not take care of it. If he is released this spring we shall 
continue the work begun last year, and carry it on as a regular part of our 
high school instruction. We shall then be able to give a more complete report 
of the value of this kind of work to the students as well as the value ec- 
onomically to the homes. 

According to reports from the government there will be an even greater 
need of raising foodstuffs this year than last. I believe we should make a 
special campaign again this year for home gardens. 

INDUSTRIAL ARTS 

The work in the Industrial Arts Department has been carried out along 
the lines given in my last annual report. 

We have made some changes in the classes accommodated. I regret 
that our accommodations do not allow many children from the grades and 
from the high school to participate in the work. To provide for this we need 
not only more room, but more teachers and much more equipment. The 
finances of the town do not seem to warrant advocating such a radical change 
at this time, but I hope that we may keep this before us as a goal. 

During the fall it seemed wise to discontinue the work with the sixth 
grade and offer work for the freshman boys in the high school. Two divisions 
of boys have elected the work and will carry it on from the point reached at 
the end of the eighth grade. 

To make the work more effective, we need additional apparatus and 
machinery which I hope we can purchase this spring. At present we have 
no machinery of any kind, and it is useless to try to provide for high school 



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boys without some. A small amount has been set aside in the new budget 
for new equipment. This will take care of a beginning, but we shall need 
more when suitable quarters are given in the new high school building. 

I have given below a partial list of the work accomplished last year. 

PRINTING 



Quantity 



Nature of Work 



100 
100 
400 

500 

75 

1000 

700 

300 
5000 
6000 
2000 
5000 
5000 
2000 

300 
3000 
2000 

300 

1000 

2000 

3200 

1000 

250 

500 

400 

5000 

1000 

500 

500 

500 

100 

200 

250 

200 

1000 

500 

500 

600 

500 

500 

1000 
500 

60875 



Absence Notices . 

Evening School Attendance Cards 

Parent-Teacher Association Notices 

Teachers' Monthly Report Cards 

Agricultural Courses for High School 

Citizenship Class Postal Cards 

Thrift Stamp Cards 

High School Course Applications 

Poor Work Notices 

Nurse Report Cards 

Labels for Canning Centre . 

High School Tardy Slips 

Class Attendance Slips 

Attendance Slips .... 

Record of Attendance Cards 

Parent-Teacher Association Notices 

Lincoln School Absence Slips 

Food Production and Conservation Cards 

High School Report of Supplementary Examination 

Slips . . 

Community Canning Center Slips 
High School Class and Room Cards 
Sugar Cards for Town . 
High School Requisition Slips 
Evening School Cards . 
Junior Red Cross Requisition Slips 
Franklin School Tardy Slips 
High School Admission Slips 
Letter Heads for School Principals 
High School Courses of Study 
Envelopes for Food Administration 
Letter Heads for Food Administration 
Postal Cards, Supt's Office . 
Envelopes for Greenwood School 
Envelopes for Franklin School 
Post Cards for Supt's Office 
Community Canning Centre Cards 
Registration Cards 

Evening School Vocational Agri. Cards 
School Report Cards 
Corporal Punishment Cards 
High School Division and Room Cards . } 



Canning Centre Cards . 
Letter Heads for Supt's Office 



Duplicate 



BOOKBINDING 





Estimated 


Estimated 


Market 


Stock 


Labor 


Value 


$.10 


$1.50 


$1.62 




2.00 


2.00 




1.50 


1.50 


.37 


5.00 


5.44 




1.50 


1.50 


1.75 


3.00 


5.10 


.85 


3.50 


4.52 


.50 


3.00 


3.60 


10.60 


12.00 


24 72 


1.00 


4.00 


5.20 


.60 


4.00 


4.72 


1.00 


4.00 


5.20 


1.00 


4.00 


5.20 


3.20 


5 . 00 


8.84 




1.50 


1.50 


.50 


1.50 


2.10 


8.90 


5.00 


15.68 




1.50 


1.50 


.50 


2.00 


2.60 


3.50 


6.00 


10.20 


9.00 


8.00 


18.80 


.80 


2.00 


2.96 


1.75 


6.00 


8.10 


.30 


1.50 


1.86 


.10 


1.50 


1.62 


.80 


3.50 


4.46 


.75 


2.50 


3.40 


1.25 


15.00 


16.50 


.70 


1.00 


1.S4 


1.50 


3.00 


4.80 




1.50 


1.50 




1.00 


1.00 


.35 


1.00 


1.42 




1.00 


1.00 




1.50 


1.50 


1.00 


2.00 


3.20 


2.85 


7.00 


10.42 


12.00 


16.00 


30.40 


1.00 


2.50 


3.70 


1.15 


3.50 


4.88 




2.50 


2.50 


2.00 


2.50 


4.90 



$71 . 67 



157.50 $243.50 



Lincoln School 


147 volumes 


Greenwood School . 


. 57 


Franklin School 


. 132 


Warren School 


48 


Hurd School .... 


7 


Wakefield Town Library 


13 



404 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE in 

Cost of material to bind one book . . . . . . . 5 to 6 cents. 

Market value of rebinding 35 cents. 

Cost of material used in binding 404 books ..... $24 . 24 

Market value of rebinding of 404 books 141 . 40 

Price of equipment, outside of materials used in binding . . 31 . 00 

WOODWORK 

Brush handles repaired. 

Bulletin Board repaired, Lincoln School, third grade room. 

Bulletin Board, Supt's Office. 

2 galleys for printing. 

6 chopping boards for Canning Center. 

Cabinet for Principal's Office, Lincoln School. 

Bulletin Board, Food Administration Office. 

Rack for pamphlets, Food Administration Office. 

Sign Rack, Food Administration Office. 

Bulletin Board, Red Cross Rooms. 

Setting up rack for Junior Red Cross Exhibition. 

1,000 Knitting needles, Junior Red Cross. 

Checkers for Junior Red Cross. 

Large Bulletin Board for Item Window. 

Christmas Tree standards for schoolroom Christmas trees. 

Flag sticks. 

Bookbinding shelves for Manual Training Room. 

Red Cross diploma framed for Hurd School. 

Glass put in picture frame, Lincoln School. 

Thrift Stamp Diplomas framed, Supt's Office and Principals' Offices. 

Repairing of desks about building. 

DOMESTIC ARTS 

During the summer the Department hired a teacher to teach and assist 
in the Community Canning Kitchen. *The work was so successful that we 
should add this work to our regular program for the high school at least, 
and also grades seven and eight if possible. If a new high school is not near 
at hand we could with little expense fit up the kitchen on the Wakefield 
Estate for a beginning of teaching Domestic Science. The teacher could 
work during the summer jbo assist in community work and thereby benefit 
many others besides those enrolled in the schools. 

CLUB WORK 

In connection with the Middlesex County Farm Bureau we have con- 
ducted club work for canning, poultry, gardens and swine. The Agents of 
the Bureau report very satisfactory work in all tnese clubs. The boys and 
girls not only have to do all the work, but they have to keep records and 
render reports. I believe all this work should be encouraged as far as 
possible. 



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NURSE'S REPORT 

I wish to call attention to the work done by the School physician and 
the School Nurse. The full report of the School Physician will be found at 
the end of this report. Below I give a portion of that submitted by Miss 
English which shows the scope of her work. 

"During the winter a number of homes were visited. Clothing, food, 
and shoes were obtained for those needing them, through the District Xurse 
Association, Junior Red Cross and other organizations. 

"In March a number of cases of Diphtheria were reported. Through 
the careful way it was handled by the physicians and strict watch kept of 
all suspected cases in our schools of children who were known to be in company 
of any child known to have the disease, we were able to keep the schools 
open and prevent the disease from spreading. Very few cases of Scarlet 
Fever or Measles were reported during the spring, German or Liberty Measles 
being prevalent, also Mumps, which necessitated many children being absent 
from school. 

''During April the children of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades 
were examined by the doctor to determine the condition of the teeth, and 
notices were sent home in regard to those needing treatment. The children 
in the lower grades were examined in regard to conditions of throat, nasal, 
obstructions and hearing. It was gratifying to find so few homes to notify 
in regard to these troubles. This I believe is due to* the careful observation 
the children are always under. In cases where I have had occasions to call 
at the homes I have always found the mothers very glad to help and have 
the children operated on when the case required it. The mothers are taking 
more kindly to the children wearing glasses also, and you will now find 
children in all grades using them, even in the first. The general appearance 
of the children has improved greatly in the past year. In some of the schools 
the use of paper towels donated by the Parent-Teacher Association, has 
helped towards this. 

"I assisted the School Doctor in weighing and measuring the children 
in May. This was started owing to war conditions of food substitutes. We 
are happy to report that in no way has it affected our children as the average 
gain per child was two pounds. 

"The High School was added to my schedule this year, and it has proved 
very satisfactory and I think a necessity as I have the friendly confidence 
of the girls. 

"It was indeed unfortunate we were forced to close our schools in October 
to avoid the spread of influenza. A number of children were absent this fall 
on account of colds, though very few cases of influenza were reported of 
children of school age having the disease. 

•'We now have a medical card for each child, this is filled out and passed 
on each year, with the child from grade to grade. 

"Pediculosis is on the decrease; and there is only one case of Impetigo 
at present, this being the only case reported in two years. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE iji 

"I would also like to report that through the observation of the Doctor 
and School Nurse, we were instrumental in having the sight of one child 
saved. This child had his left eye injured during infancy which resulted in 
loss of sight to the injured eye. The right eye became infected, and after 
several calls to the child's home, I succeeded m having his mother consult 
the family physician. I talked with the physician and he advised a specialist 
or hospital treatment. We had the child go the Eye and Ear Infirmary, 
where it was found necessary to remove the left eye in order to save the 
sight of the right seye. 

"During the past few months we were obliged to notify many parents 
in regard to vaccination as in many instances the vaccine did not take, the 
parents being asked to consult the family physician and on his advice rested 
the advisability of revaccination. 

"The marked improvement in the majority of the school children along 
health lines has been most encouraging and I trust satisfactory to the School 
Board." 

CHANGES IN THE TEACHING FORCE 

The following changes in the teaching force have taken place during 
the year: 

HIGH SCHOOL 

Deceased 

Principal Charles H. Howe . December 20 

Helen W. Poor October 26 

Resigned 

Arthur A. Fulton To enter the Army 

Ellen Coles To teach in Dedham 

Addie Bucksey . . To teach in Newton 

Elections 

Raymond S. Dower from Middleboro to Head of Commercial Department 

Lenora Stiles from Plymouth French and English 

Alice Donovan from Framingham . . . Commercial Department 

Marion H. Davis from Laconia, N. H. . . French 

Resigned 

Emma Locke, Lincoln 7-8 To Revere 

Ruby Bassett, Warren Assistant 

Helen Prescott, Greenwood 7 To Belmont 

Louise Pettingill, Greenwood 1 To Springfield 

Harriet O. Paine, Prin. Hurd To be married 

Edward L. Hill, Prin. Franklin . . . . . To Dist, Supt. 

Mary Cole, Franklin 1-2 . 

Elsie Smith, Montrose 5-7 To Madison, N. J. 



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Elections 



Charlotte Blanchard from Barre 
Mae G. McCarthy from Raynham 

F. Isabel Hicks 

Oscar F. Raymond, from Manchester 



Warren Assistant 

Greenwood 7 

Principal, Hurd School 

Principal, Franklin 



Transfers 



Anna A. Hurley, from Lincoln Asst. 
Philomena Silva, from Lincoln 1 
Mary Dowling, from Montrose 1-4 



To Lincoln 7-8 ' 
To Greenwood 1 
To Franklin 2-3 



CONCLUSION 

I wish to extend my thanks to all who have co-operated so cordially for 
the good of the schools, and particularly to the Committee for their sympa- 
thetic support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLARD B. ATWELL 

REPORT OF SCHOOL PHYSICIAN 

The report a year ago noted that a beginning had been made in measuring 
and weighing the first grade pupils. This was undertaken principally to 
ascertain if the younger children were undernourished as a result of the re- 
stricted diet due to the war. The results are sufficiently interesting to warrant 
publication. The pupils were weighed before very cold weather in the fall 
and before hot weather in the spring, so that the variation in clothing is not 
large. Only those weighed and measured on both occasions are included in 
the table. Average weight, first year pupils, Fall, 45.12 lbs.; Spring, 45.89 
lbs. Average height, first year pupils, Fall, 44.91 in. ; Spring, 45, 57 in. 



By Schools 


Fall Weight Spring Weight Fall Height 


Spring Heigh 


Prospect 


45.23 lbs. 45.46 lbs. 44.40 inches 


45.40 inches 


Woodville 


46.73 ' 


47.48 ' 


44.66 


u 


45. 


Warren 


47.60 ' 


49.60 ' 


46.01 


a 


46.76 " 


Greenwood 


44.54 ' 


45.60 ' 


45.37 


n 


46.21 " 


Montrose 


45.90 ' 


46.21 ' 


45.57 


it 


46.23 " 


Hurd 


47.46 ' 


48.96 ' 


45.95 


a 


46.66 " 


Franklin 


42.36 ' 


43.14 ' 


43.13 


it 


43.81 " 


Hamilton 


45.08 ' 


[ 45.36 ' 


44.33 


a 


44.89 " 


Lincoln 


44.75 ' 


' 45.19 ' 


1 45.12 


il 


45.66 "■ 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 175 

The particularly noticeable things are that the pupils at the Franklin 
School are considerable under size, both in height and weight, the Lincoln 
coming second; at Greenwood they are up to the average in height, but 
under weight; at the Warren they are above the average both in height and 
weight. The Franklin pupils made an average gain both in height and weight. 
It is our present intention to follow this through for a few years to see if 
Iris condition persists. \ 

The study was undertaken in part to determine if there was any relation 
between under nourishment and failure to win promotion, but nothing of 
value has been found so far. 

The outstanding health problem this year has been the influenza situa- 
tion, but this is not particularly a school problem, as it is much more far 
reaching. In addition to complete closure in the fall, indivudal schoolshave 
been closed for a few days at a time in consequence of it. 

A diptheria outbreak of twelve or fifteen cases in the Franklin district 
was in no way connected with the schools, as it originated during summer 
vacation, and while several in school had it, no contagion gained entrance 
i:o the school. 

The School Physician endeavors to keep track, so far as possible, of 
pupils absent on account of illness, and to keep informed of all cases of con- 
tagious disease in toAvn. Where pupils are known to be ill and no physician 
has been called, the School Physician visits the home for the purpose of 
diagnosis, and to see that proper medical attention is procured. 

The School Nurse is an; indispensable assistant in this work. In fact, 
but for her loyal co-operation and support, the work as now carried on would 
be impossible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES E. MONTAGUE, M.D. 



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Report of Attendance Officer and 
Census Enumerator 

Mr. W. B. Atwell, Superintendent. 

Dear Sir: — I hereby submit the following report for the year ending 
December 31, 1918. 

I have investigated such cases as were reported to me and found the 
pupils absent for the following reasons : 



Sickness 






108 


Kept out by parents .... 




75 


Truants 




74 


Lack of clothing, shoes, etc. 




36 


Found on street and taken to school 






12 


Left school 






4 


Xon-registration 






4 


Left town 






7 


Employment Cards .... 






9 


Tardy 






7 


Factories and stores visited 






9 








9 


Found at home amd taken to school 






7 


Department of Immigration cases investigated 




12 


Disturbances at school 




5 


Home Employment Cards granted .... 




3 


Schools visited 




15 


Miscellaneous 






7 



403 



Besides investigating the above cases I also canvassed the town for the 
census of pupils between five and sixteen years of age. 

Respectfully, 

ALBERT D. CATE, Attendance Officer 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 117 



APPENDIX A 

Population Census, 1915 12,726 

Average Membership, ending June 1918 2,339.79 

Average Membership, ending June 1917 ..... 2,388.82 

Decrease 49.03 

Total Membership, 1918 2,655 

Total Membership 1917 . . . . . . . . 2,655 

Average Attendance, 1918 2,199.82 

Average Attendance, 1917 . 2,261.64 

Per cent of Attendance, 1918 94.02 

Per cent of Attendance, 1917 . 94.05 

Length of school year, Sept. 1917 to June 1918 . . . 39 weeks 

Days lost, stormy weather, holidays, etc. — High ... 17 days 

Elementary 20 days 

Actual length of school year — High 35 weeks, 3 days 

Elementary 35 weeks 

Special teachers employed . 6 

Number of regular teachers employed . 82 

Total teachers employed, 88 

DAY SCHOOLS 

Cost per pupil, based on average membership for money spent: — 

High School .. .". 161.76 

Elementary School .. .. .. .. a .. .. 39.25 

Day Schools .. 44.04 



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APPENDIX C 

School Organization 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Willard B. Atwell, 191 1, Brown University 

SUPERINTENDENT'S CLERK 

Gertrude V. Lofstrom 



LIST OF REGULAR TEACHERS TO DATE 



Name 


Grade 


Date of 

first 
election 


Where Educated 


High School 








George Dickey, B. S. 


Sub-Master 


1917 


Worcester Tech. 


Raymond S. Dower 


Assistant 


1918 


Northampton Commercial Coll. 


Elizabeth Ingram 


• .. 


1881 


Smith College t 


Helen Gilmore 




1913 


Boston University! 


Ethel G. Reed, A. B. 




1911 


Tufts College 


*Norman Mansur, A. B. 




1916 


Boston University 


Leonora Stiles, Ph. B. 




1918 


University of Vermont 


Grace Emerson, A. B. 




1911 


Boston University 


Gertrude Butler, A. B. 




1917 


Brown University 


Alfred Preble, B. S. 




1913 


Tufts College 


Genevive I. Elmer 




1916 


Middlebury, College, Vt. 


Marion Davis, A. B. 




1918 


Tufts College 


Hazel M. Andrews, A. B. 




1917 


Syracuse University 


A. Irene Goddard, A. B. 




1915 


Boston University 


Camilla M. Moses, A. B. 




1910 


Radcliffe College 


Anne Carroll, A. B. 




1913 


Barnard College 


Margaret A. Ryan, A. B. 




1905 


Boston University 


M. Alice Ryan 




1902 


Simmons College 


Harriet M. Bigelow 




1915 


Fitchburg Normal 


Alice Donovan 




1918 


Salem Normal 


Isabelle M. Hirst 


Drawing 


1916 


Mass. Normal Art 


Mildred Ashley 


Clerk 


1918 


Middleboro High 


*On leave of absence during War. 








Lincoln 








T. Frank Shea 


Principal 


1902 


Westfield Normal 


Fannie E. Carter 


8 ' 


1886 


Millbury High 


Anna A. Hurley 


7-8 


1914 


Lowell Normal 


Eunice W. Fobes 


7 


1904 


Farmington Normal 


M. Emma Vinal 


5-6 


1913 


Bridge water Normal 


Clara Davidson 


6 


1907 


Truro Prov. Normal 


Jeasie S. Dyer 


5 


1900 


Quincy Training 


Isabel M. Elliot 


4 


1900 


Wakefield High 


Ruth Hickey 


3-4 


1914 


Salem Normal 


Bernice Hendrickson 


2-3 


1908 


Salem Normal 


Mary I. Hawkins 


2 


1896 


Southboro High 


Hannah J. Ardill 


2 


1892 


Salem Normal 


Carolyn M. Burbank 


1 


1915 


Plymouth, N. H., Normal 


Blanche Meserve 


1 


1917 


Hyannis Normal 


Warren 








M. Annie Warren 


Principal 8 


1871 


Wakefield High 


Charlotte Blanch ard 


Assistant 


1918 


Symonds College! 


Mary Kalaher 


7 


1888 


Salem Normal 


Olive Brownell 


7-8 


1913 


Boston University! 


Bessie David 


6 


1907 


Bridgewater Normal 


Irene F. Norton 


5 


1908 


Hyannis Normal 


Lillian A. Shaffer 


4 


1908 


Hyannis Normal t 


Mary E. C. Geagan 


1-2 


1906 


Lowell Normal 


Alice J. Kernan 


1 


1890 


Wakefield High 



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121 



Greenwood 

Ross Vardon 
Josephine Rourke 
Mae G. McCarthy 
Lila P. McCormick 
Mary L. Geary 
Laura A. Hart 
Susie E. Long 
Gertrude Howland 
Philomena Silva 

Franklin 

Oscar F. Raymond 
Eliza V. Coburn 
Edith Fish 
Marion deC. Ellis 
Gertrude C. Sullivan 
Maude L. Arnold 
Katherine L. Kelly 
Ruth Willey 
Alleda T. Neal_ 
Mary T. Dowling 
Hester Walker 

Hamilton 
Elizabeth Gardner 
Mary E. Kelly 
Florence B. Holt 
R. Louise Cone 

Hurd 

F. Isabel Hicks 
Eva E. Howlett 
Marion F. Clapp 
Lydia Sullivan 

Woodville 

Isabel C. Hill 
Ellen Connorton 

Montrose 
Mrs. Ida Low- 
Mrs. Bertha Phipps 

Prospect 
Mabel A. Kernan 
Ad die R. Crossman 
Mrs. Myrta Knight 



Principal 


1910 


8 


1916 


7 


1918 


6 


1891 


5 


1914 


4 


1910 


3 


1907 


2 


1913 


1 


1917 


Principal 


1918 


8 


1912 


7 


1916 


6 


1908 


5 


1913 


4 


1899 


3 


1894 


2 


1917 


1 


1915 


2-3 


1912 


Assistant 


1917 


Principal 5-6 


1898 


3-4 


1884 


2-3 


1911 


1 


1917 


Principal 7-8 


1918 


, 5-6 


1880 


3-4 


1915 


1-2 


1916 


Principal 3-4 


1917 


1-2 


• 1917 



Principal, 4-5-6-7 19 18 
1-2-3 1918 



Principal 3-4 1899 

1-2 1899 

Per Substitute 1910 



Bridgewater Normal 
Lowell Normal 
Bridgewater Normal 
Wheaton Seminary 
Salem Normal 
Framingtham Normal 
Castine Normalf 
Hyannis Normal 
Hyannis Normal 



Bridgewater Normal 
Salem Normal 
Bridgewater Normal • 
Emerson College Oratory 
Fitchburg Normal 
Salem. Normal 
Salem Normal 
Salem Normal 
Kindergarten Normal T. S. 
Salem Normal 
Salem Normal 



Calais, Me., High 
Wakefield High 
Page Kindergarten 
Miss Wheelock's K. T. 



Framingham Normal 
Salem Normal 
Hyannis Normal 
Fitchburg Normal 



Miss Wheelock's K. T. 
Framingham Normal 



Wakefield High 



Wakefield High 
Wellesley College f 
Salem Normal 



S. 



tNot a graduate 



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TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



SPECIAL TEACHERS 



Name 



Grade 



Date of 

first 
election 



Where Educated 



C. Albert Jones 

Marjorie Brownell Pearson 

Louise U. Ekman 

Joseph H. Fanck 
Eleanor Blaikie 
JohD McMahon 
Dr. C. E. Montague 
Mary K. English 
Albert D. Gate 



Supervisor Music 1912 

Sup'v'r Draw., Grades 1915 
Teacher of Sewing 1909 



Teacher Industrial Arts 1913 

Physical Instructor 1917 

Military Instructor 1909 

School Physician 

School Nurse 

Attendance Officer, Census Enumerator 



Boston Conservatory 
Mass. Normal Ait 
Woburn Industrial School, 
Teachers' Course, Symonds 
Mass. Normal Art 
Sargent School 
A Co., 6th Inf. M. V. M. 



JANITORS 



Name 



School 



Residence 



Edward E. Eaton 


High 


Charles E. Newman 


Lincoln 


Albert Heath 


Warren 


William P. Mansfield 


Hamilton 


G. A. Anderson 


Greenwood 


W. W. Shedd 


Hurd 


Albert A. Mansfield 


Franklin 


Henry Oliver 


Woodville 


Lewis Hatch 


Montrose 


T. John Ardill 


Prospect 



31 Park Street 
13 Otis Street 
40 Gould Street 
8 Berlin Terrace 
Warren Avenue 
25 Cordis Street 
8 Summer Street 
Nahant Street 
237 Salem Street 
8 Fairmount Avenue 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



123 



APPENDIX D 
COST OF PUBLIC DAY AND EVENING SCHOOLS, 1918 

Support 



General Expenses : 

Supt. of Schools and Attendance 
Officer, Salaries .... 
Other Expenses .... 
School Com., Clerk 
Other Expenses .... 



Expenses of Instruction : 

Supervisors' Salaries 
Principals' Salaries 
Teachers' Salaries 
Text Books . 
Supplies 



Total 



Day Schools 
High Elem. 



Evening Schools 
Elem. P. Arts 



Expenses of Operating School Plant 

Janitors' Sendee 

Fuel 

Misc. Ex. of Operation 

Maintenance : 

Repairs and Up-Keep . 

Auxiliary Agencies : 

Promotion of Health . 

Agriculture 

Miscellaneous .... 

Outlay: 

New Equipment 
Permanent Improvements -. 

Miscellaneous Expenses ; 

Evening School .... 

Total Expenditures for all School 
Purposes ..... 



5,052.78 
277.89 
862.00 
771.75 



1,550.00 
9,816.64 
65,696.55 
1,957.04 
2,946.42 



6,203.07 

9,403.18 

834.68 



3,826.72 



1,200.83 

1,202.47 

325.67 



514.12 
124.75 



15.45 



$2,350.00 $7,343.64 

20,851.53 44,121.98 

680.73 1,276.31 

1,009.14 1,937.28 



1,315.19 4,772.28 
987.74 8,293.20 
207.34 627.34 



355.99 3,470.73 



1,202.47 



7.70 



506.42 
124.75 



$123.00 
467.50 $255.54 



68.98 
49.63 



46.62 
72.61 



15.45 



$110,582.01 $28,967.83 $72,473.93 $724.56 $374.77 



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TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



APPENDIX E 
HOW A SCHOOL DOLLAR IS SPENT 




1. Practical Arts .' $0.0036 

2. Permanent Improvements and New Equipment 0.0058 

3. Evening School 0.0063 

4. Office Expenses, including clerk hire, all telephones, travelling expenses . . 0.0148 

5. Miscellaneous: Water, Light, Janitors' Supplies 0.0149 

6. Repairs 0.0346 

7. Books aDd Supplies . ' 0.0454 

8. Janitors 0.0550 

9. Fuel 0.0840 

10. Salaries: Supt., Attend Officer, Teachers, School Physician, Nurse, Agriculture 0.7356 

$1.00 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 125 



Report of Municipal Light Board 

The Wakefield Municipal Light Commission presents herewith the 
twenty-fifth annual report for the year ending December 31, 1918. The 
details in connection with the operation of the Plant" may be obtained by 
reference to the Eeport of the Manager. 

On account of the general conditions due to the war as well as to con- 
ditions in connection with our Organization, the year has been one calling 
for much care and extra work on the part of all connected with the Plant, 
and we believe that the coining year will be much more favorable in every 
way than the year that has passed. 

The use of gas and electricity is still increasing, especially has the use 
of electricity for power increased during the year. 

On bills for gas dated March first, there was an increase in rates from 
$1.20 per thousand feet net to $1.35 per thousand feet net, or 12^%, but 
no increase was made in connection with the rates for electricity. On account 
of further increase in labor, coal, gas, oil, etc., it was decided that a further 
advance in rate should be made, and on all bills dated February 1, 1919 the 
rate for gas was placed at $1.50 net, making a 25% increase above the rate 
of $1.20. The rate for electricity was increased from 10c per KWH net to 
12c per KWH net, which is 20%. The increase in electricity is due to the 
fact that the rate in the new contract made with the Edison Company in 
October 1918, not only had a coal clause in it, basing the rate on the current 
price of coal, but they have made also an arbitrary advance of 10%. 

There have been two increases in connection with the labor; one of a 
little over 10% when the price of $2.75 per day was advanced to $3.05, and 
a second advance of 20%, making this labor $3.65 per day. Men working 
in the retort house making gas have been advanced from $3.00 per day 
to $4.00 per day which is 33 1-3%. 

In the Spring of 1918 our former Manager, Mr. Sidney L. Cole was 
taken ill and the Board granted him a leave of absence. His work was divided 
up among the Organization and Dr. Curtis L. Sopher, a former Commissioner, 
very kindly offered his services to help out in the emergency and the Com- 
mission and the Town are under very great obligations to him for the assistance 
he gave. Mr. Cole returned to his work on August first, but again was taken 
ill in November and presented to the Board his letter of resignation. He 
was granted a leave of absence until December first when his resignation 
was accepted. The Board was very fortunate in obtaining the services of 
Mr. Charles S. Spaulding, a former Manager of the Plant, for this position, 
and he began his work on January 1, 1919. 

ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT 

From the fact that we are buying current, there are only minor things 
to be done in connection with this Department. The switchboard has been 
xeset in the center of the room and new switches have been installed. Follow- 



126 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ing a practice which has maintained in private companies, a part of the 
electrical meters have been tested by an expert and more will be tested this 
year, so that in the future all of the electrical meters will be tested at stated 
periods. 

STREET LIGHTING 

The Town is lighted by four different circuits running from the Plant 
to different parts of the town in addition to the circuit supplying the lights 
in the square. It is desirable to re-arrange these circuits changing many -of 
the loops. One circuit has already been re-arranged and it is in the interest 
of economy to do this work in connection with all the circuits as soon as 
practical . 

There have been installed this year seven sixty-candle-power lights; 
One on Parker Road, Morrison Road West, Main Street between Lowell 
and Pine, Fitch Court, Hanson, corner of Grove and two on Richmond 
Street. The single 200-candlepower light at the Main Street Railroad 
crossing has been replaced by two 100-candlepower lights, one on each side 
of the crossing. 



POLE LINES 

The policy of putting the poles and lines in as good condition as possible 
and keeping them' so will be maintained in the future as in the past. On 
account of general conditions no extensive work has been done this year. 



GAS DEPARTMENT 

There have been no large repairs needed in connection with the gas plant. 
The use of gas is increasing and one manufacturing plant has installed a 
system whereby he can heat his factory by the use of gas in case it is desirable 
and necessary to do so. 

An apparatus to be used for testing the gas as to the number of thermal 
units contained has been installed, so we can conform to the law of making 
gas to the standard as to British thermal units required by the State. 

On account of the coal situation, as much coal as possible was purchased 
during the summer and fall of 1918, so that if we had adverse conditions 
this winter similar to last winter we would have had coal enoug h on January 
first to have carried us well into the spring. This will in part account for 
the increase in unpaid bills. 

The question of gas leakage has had serious consideration, and every 
effort will be made this year to reduce this leakage as far as possible. This 
leakage in the high pressure to Greenwood in addition to a serious stoppage 
in the supply pipe will account for poor service that the consumers had 
in Greenwood during a part of the year. 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 127 

FIRE ALARM 

On account of general conditions, only necessary repairs have been 
made to the fire alarm system. A new box was installed at the Light Plant 
and numbered 62, and box 29 was installed on Fairmount Avenue near Curve 
Street. The tapper for the use of the chief of the fire department, was 
removed from Crescent Street and installed in his home on Otis Street. A 
tapper was also installed in the office of the:Chief of Police. 

The organization has worked harmoniously and faithfully during the 
year. 

It may be of interest to compare the following figures in order to show the 
growth of the business. The organization through increased efficiency, has 
taken care of this growth and the work in all departments is being done 
fully as well, if not better than ever before in the history of the Plant. The 
receipts for 1895 the first full year of the operation of the Plant was $17,922.46. 
For the year 1918 they were $110,430.50. The expenditures in 1895 were 
$21,401.62 and for the year 1918, $131,029.53. The town began the operation 
of the Plant in 1894 and have operated it twenty-four complete years. The 
State required a depreciation of the physical part of the plant every year. 
This means that the value of the plant as it stands to-day is practically its 
true value and the inflated value given it in 1894 has been eliminated. The 
value of the real estate and electric plant in 1895 was $46,956.74, in 1918 it 
is $24,310.77.* 

The replacements and extensions, gas pipes, poles, wires, meters, trans- 
formers, etc., in order to take care of this increase in business have been 
paid for out of the Depreciation fund so called and taxation. 

The rate of electricity in 1895 was 18c per KWH net. In 1918 it was 10c 
The rate for gas in 1895 was $1.80 net. In 1918 for a large part of the. 
year it was $1.35. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWIN C. MILLER, Chairman 

L. WALLACE SWEETSER, Secretary 

J. M. CAMERON 

On December 17. 1918, the following letter was presented to the Board: 

Boston, Mass., Dec. 17, 1918 
To the Honorable Board of Light Commissioners, Town of Wakefield, 

Wakefield, Mass. 
Gentlemen. 

Owing to certain laws governing Federal Reserve Banks which specify 
among other things, that no person holding a municipal position may be an 
officer in a Federal Reserve Bank,, it becomes my duty to tender my resigna- 
tion as a member of your Board, same to take effect January 1, 1919, or as 
soon thereafter as my successor may be chosen. 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) L. WALLACE SWEETSER 



128 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



When this letter was received the resignation was laid on the table and 
on February 4, 1919 it was taken from the table and accepted to take effect 
on March 1, 1919. 

Mr. Sweetser has been a member of the Board since March, 1908. He 
has been especially faithful in his attention to the work. His judgment has 
always been conservative and of the best and it is a source of regret that he 
is obliged to lay down his work for the town as he has knowledge and expe- 
rience obtained through his long service, that is of great value. The town is 
under obligations to him for the faithful and conscientious service he has give 
during the many years Vie has been on the Board. 

EDWIN C. MILLER 

J. M. CAMERON 



REPORT OF MANAGER 

Messrs. E. C. Miller, L. W. Sweetser and J. M. Cameron, Municipal Light 
Board : — » • 

Gentlemen: — 

For your consideration I hand you this report showing the conditions 
of the Light Plant to December 31, 1918, with the financial and operating 
conditions. 

Taking possession January first, I am not in a position to criticise or 
comment on the management of the past year, but from what I have observed 
my comment or criticism can only be praise for your Light Board, Manager 
and other members of the organization. There may be minor details that can 
be brought into the government that will simplify matters and make the 
duties of all concerned less arduous and more pleasing, and will give the 
citizens a little more insight as to the workings of our department, of which 
they are entitled to know, and I court criticism and ask co-operation from 
every citizen that we may make your Light Plant a shining light and show 
that a municipality can manage and operate as well, if not better, than a 
privately owned plant. This can be accomplished by co-operation. 

At the present time we are purchasing current from the Edison Illumin- 
ating Company, and as I understand, to a limited quantity. I think in the 
■ near future we can have an unlimited quantity and at a reduced rate, which 
will benefit all. 

As to the price the consumers are paying at the present time, it compares 
favorably with other cities and towns of near our size. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. S. SPAULDING, Manager 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



129 



COMPARATIVE REPORT FOR YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1918 









Ending 


Ending 


Dec. 31, 1918 


Dec. 31, 1917 


Regular street lights operated . . 1,813 hrs. 


3,032 hrs. 


Square lights operated . 




2,326 hrs. 


3,553 hrs. 


Number of street lights 




609 


603 


Number of gas consumers 




2,538 


2,438 


Gain for the year . . 




100 


116 


Number of electric consumers 




1,235 


1,144 


Gain for the year .... 


• 


91 


132 


Gas services laid .... 




67 


81 


Electric services made . 




70 


133 


Gas ranges sold 




54 


76 


Hot plates sold 




4 


22 


Water heaters sold 




31 


15 


Room heaters sold 




8 


23 


Coal gas made ... . 35,776,000 cu. ft. 


34,214,000 cu ft. 


Water gas made 






20,240,000 cu. ft. 


15,827,000 cu. ft. 


Total gas made 






56,016,000 cu. ft. 


50,041,000 cu. ft. 


Gas accounted for 






43,540,000 cu. ft. 


39,337,200 cu. ft. 


Gas unaccounted for 






12,476,000 cu. ft. 


10,073,000 cu. ft. 


or ... . 






22.2 per cent 


21.2 per cent 


Gain in gas sold 






10.7 per cent 


10.2 per cent 


Total current purchased 






925,345 KWH 


733,230 KWH 


Light current billed 






. 262,934 KWH 


317,511 KWH 


Power current billed 






413,056 KWH 


266,453 KWH 


Total current billed 






675,990 KWH 


583,964 KWH 


Gain in above 




19 per cent 


80 per cent 


Regular street light current 




. 68,384 KWH 


125,654 KWH 


Square street light current . 




. 11,520 KWH 


20,939 KWH 


Total current for street 






. 79,904 KWH 


146,593 KWH 


Decrease in current used 






. 66,598 KWH 


16,558 KWH 


Used in plant and office 






4,125 KWH 




Coke used under boilers 






606 tons 


715 tons 


Gas coal carbonized 






3,486 tons 


3,479 tons 


Gas oil used . . . 






. 99,404 gallons 


87,650 gallons 



Stock on hand : 

Gas coal 
Gas oil 
Tar 



706 tons 
6,000 gallons 
6,000 gallons 



45 tons 

5,818 gallons 

12,000 gallons 



130 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



EXTENSION OF STREET LIGHTS 



Parker Road, near Bartlett Ave. 

Morris Road, West 

Main St., Lowell to Pine St. 

On Fitch Ct. 

Richmond St. 

Hanson St., corner Grove St. 

Main St. Crossing 



325 ft. 


350 


a 


450 


ii 


300 


a 


1,175 


it 


300 


a 


163 


it 



3,013 ft. 



EXTENSION OF COMMERCIAL AND POWER LINES 

Newhall Ct., from Water St. 

Wharton Park 

Cypress St., from Water St. 

Findley St 

White Ave., from Main St. . 
Grafton St 



390 ft. 


686 " 


600 " 


320 " 


300 " 


235 " 



2,521 ft. 



EXTENSION OF GAS MAINS 

Charles St 

Pittman Ave. 

Pittman Ave. 

Herbert St 

Pittman Ave. to Harrison Ave 

Hillis Ave 

Foundry St 

Morrison Ave. 

Jordan Ave > 

Maple St 

2,526 ft 



400 ft. 


4 


in.C. I 


130 " 


m 


' W.I 


200 " 


1 




45 " 


1M 




470 " 


1 




65 " 


H 




26 " 


m 




275 " 


2 




570 " 


2 




365 " 


2 





Number of feet of each size laid 
Va in. W. I. Pipe 65 ft. 



1 " 




it 


u 


670 " 


1H " 




it 


n 


175 " 


VA " 




a 


it 


26 " 


2 " 




a 


a 


1,190 " 


4 " 


C. 


I. 


tt 


400 " 



2,526 ft. 



' REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



131 



MANUFACTURING ACCOUNTS 

Actual earnings and expenses, the inventories as of December 1917-1918. 



STATEMENT OF EARNINGS AND EXPENSES OF GAS 

MANUFACTURING ACCOUNTS 

Earnings $61,269.82 

Less discounts . . . . . . . " 3,766.23 

157,503.59 

Steam to electric departments . . . 180.00 

Interest on guarantee deposits . ... . 129 . 25 

Sales of coke' 1,972.50 

Inventory of coke 1918 375.00 

Sales of tar 1,874.60 

Inventory of tar 1918 . . . ' , . . 300.00 

Sales of- gas stoves 2,284.82 

Sales and rental of gas arcs 68 . 89 

Inventory of gas arcs 1918 . . . . 25.00 

Gas meter rentals . . .''.'. . . 55 . 98 

Sales of jobbing gas 1,026.93 

Sales of gas services 402 . 90 

Inventory of Gas Coal 1918 7,047.18 

Stock inventory : 

Stores $589.56 

Pipe, fittings and burners . . 3,212.75 3,802.31 



Total earnings 










Expenses 


Gas coal . . ... . . . . $39,902.04 


Repair steam plant . 








454.66 


Repair mains 








2,178.22 


Repair gas meters 






^ . 


264.36 


Repair at works 








2,128.47 


Repair real estate gas 








192.48 


Repair benches 








1,186.87 


Purifying, including labor 








1,466.36 


General salaries . 








2,351.99 


Station tools, gas 








1,044.33 


Advertising gas .... 








59.10 


Distribution tools gas 








18.95 


Station wages, gas . • . 








14,222.53 


Distribution wages, gas 






• • 


5,063.56 



$19,545.36 
$77,048.95 



i 3 2 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 




\ 


Care of grounds, one-half ... 216 


18 




Stable and auto expense, two-thirds 






2,258 


93 




Office printing and stationery, one-half 






375 


07 




General expense, one-half 






14.45 




Collections, E. E. Lee 








95 


62 




Jobbing gas 










937 


01 


♦ 


Gas services 












994 


51 




Coke 












762 


46 




Tar 












91 


62 




Tar inventory 1917 












390 


00 




Stores 












1,527 


49 




Gas arcs 












22 


51 




Inventory gas arcs 1917 










25 


00 




Incidental gas 










2 


83 




Wages meter takers, two-thirds 








1,132 


87 




Distribution gas material 








210 


53 




Telephone, one-half . 








117 


92 




Interest on guarantee deposit . 








29 


49 




Insurance, one-half . 








419 


92 




Connecting stores and appliances 








383 


49 




Gas oil 








7,915.20 




Office furniture and fixtures 








39 


40 




Inventory Gas Coal 1917 






• 


329 


32 




Total expenses .... 






$88,825.74 


A loss 












11,776.79 


The following to be deducted : 






Commissioners' salaries, one-half . . . $150.00 




*Interest on bond and notes .... 1,290 


34 




*Depreciation ...... 


4,707. 


76 








$6,148.10 


A loss 


$17,924.89 



*Interest and depreciation here stated are the same per cent of total 
interest and depreciation as electric plant is of the total combined plant, 
as shown by the books. 



STATEMENT OF EARNINGS AND EXPENSES OF 
ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING ACCOUNT 



Earnings : 

Sales of electricity 

Less discounts 



,910.57 
9,089.07 



PFPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



13; 



Sales of incandescent lamps 
Sales of jobbing electric 
Sales of fans and rental 
Sales of electric meter rentals 
Stock: 

Incandescent lamps . 
Incandescent street lamps 
Poles, wire and equipment 
Electric appliances and repairs 



^Expenses: 

Steam from gas department 
Oil and waste . . . ' . 
Repair lines , . . . . • . 
Repair electric meters and transformers 
Repair electric plant 
Repair real estate electric 
General salaries, electric . 
Station wages, electric 
Distribution wages, electric 

Care of lights 

Care of grounds, one-half 

Stable and automobile expense, one-third 

General expenses, one-half 

Office printing and stationery . -^j 

Incandescent lamps, commercial 

Jobbing, electric .... 

Telephone, one-half . 

Current bought . ... 

Insurance, one-half . 

Wages meter takers, one-third 

Incidentals, electric • 

Incandescent street lights 

Fans and rental 

Station tools 

Distribution tools 

IVater 

Advertising electric 





$41,821.50 




1,337.34 




2,699.83 




329.95 




63.88 


$871.65 




290.05 




862.48 




- 216.81 






$2,240.99 




$48,493.49 


$180.00 




145.83 




4,671.71 




338.41 




74.58 


1 


136.74 




2,351.99 




2,190.09 




710.00 




225.41 




216.18 




1,129.46 




14.46 




375.08 




1,047.32 




2,699.83 




117.91 




22,998.43 




409.92 




566.43 




.99 




523.48 




17.21 




99.15 




129.92 




12.00 




64.80 




$41,447.33 





A gross profit 



$7,046.16 



134 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



The following to be deducted: 

Commissioners' salaries, one-half 
^Interest on bond and notes 
*Depreciation . 



$150.00 
973.41 

4,174.82 



A net gain 



>,298.23 



,747.93 



*Interest and depreciation here stated are the same per cent of total 
interest and depreciation as electric plant is of the total combined plant* 
as shown by the books. 



ASSETS 

Machinery and manufacturing 

Real estate gas . 

Gas mains . 

Gas meters . 

Real estate electric 

Steam plant 

Electric plant 

Pole lines 

Arc lamps . 

Transformers 

Electric meters . 

Station tools electric inventory 

Station tools gas inventory 

Distribution tools electric inventory 

Distribution tools gas inventory 

Office furniture and fixtures inventory . 

Horses, wagons and automobiles inventory 

Hay and grain inventory ^ . 

Gas oil inventory 

Tar inventory 

Oil and Waste inventory .... 

Insurance fire protection appliance inventory 

Insurance, unexpired inventory 

Garden tools inventory . . 

Stable tools inventory .... 

Purifying material inventory . 

Fire alarm supplies inventory 

Gas arc inventory 

Repair mains inventory .... 

Fans inventory 

Coke inventory 

Due from electric consumers inventory . 



,344.54 

9,173.16 

46,681.85 

15,858.27 

5,654.26 

8,362.66 

9,493.35 

42,864.07 

1,609.42 

10,275.30 

10,962.45 

763.98 

487.57 

177.98 

594.50 

629.45 

2,193.80 

16.73 

600.00 

300.00 

10.80 

438.13 

338.19 

31.40 

8.05 

300.00 

114.57 

25.00 

148.50 

86.50 

375.00 

6,064.98 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL 


LIGHT BOARD 


135 


Due from gas consumers inventory 


5,566.50 




Due from other accounts inventory 


1,562.28 




New fire alarm installation inventory 


7,798.84 




Gas coal inventory 


7,047.18 




Due for gas meter rental 


70.95 




Due for electric meter rental . . 


284.21 




Guarantee deposits from consumer 


2,194.00 




Stock Inventory: 






Incandescent lamps 


871.65 




Incandescent street lamps 


290.05 




Poles, wire and electric equipment 


862.48 




Stores 


589.56 






3,212.75 




Repair lines - 


216.81 






$238,551.72 




LIABILITIES 


-i 




T3onds outstanding, original 


. $54,000.00 




Bonds outstanding, new gas addition 


2,500.00 




Town notes 


2,000.00 




Interest accrued but not due 


575.77 




Bills payable 


19,044.60 




Guarantee deposit appropriation 


2,194.00 





,314.37 



Appropriation Notes, Bonds, New Construction, etc., Paid to Date: 



Appropriation 
Appropriation 
Appropriation 
Appropriation 
Appropriation 
Appropriation 
Appropriation 
Appropriation 
Appropriation 



note payments 

bond payments 

extension gas main . 

extension lines . 

new construction electric 

new street lights 

new fire alarm equipment 

new gas extension 

extension gas mains 



$16,300.00 
158,500.00 
21,948.24 
9,600.72 
1,780.02 
1,217.87 
5,698.33 
6,814.29 
3,000.00 

^$224,859.47 



*While the above appropriation accounts are not strictly liabilities in 
the ordinary acceptation of the term, they belong in any proper system of 
accounting upon the same side of the ledger as bonds outstanding, and are 
for convenience grouped with them under the same designation. 



*36 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



RECEIPTS 



Cash Statement: 

Appropriation 

Gas sales 

Electric sales 

Coke sales . 

Tar sales 

Jobbing electric . 

Gas stoves . 

Incandescent lamps 

Jobbing gas 

Gas arcs 

Fans and rental 

Telephone . 

Repair lines 

Repair works 

Gas services 

Gas meter rental 

Electric meter rental 

Horses and wagons 

Interest on guarantee 

Station tools, gas 

Repair mains 

Office furniture and fixtures 

Steam coal 



Transferred from depreciation (stock) 



Transferred from fire alarm stock . 



deposits 



$28,000.00 

56,372.53 

41,360.55 

2,181.91 

1,881.08 

3,280.56 

1,732.12 

857.06 

865.39 

74.60 

283.45 

21.90 

590.90 

21 . 59 

472.50 

74.84 

29.79 

12.00 

129.25 

19.51 

3.15 

10.00 

155.88 

$138,430.56 
619.89 

$139,050.45 
27.12 



Less amount set aside for depreciation 

Bond payments 

Note payments .... 



$8,044.83 

11,500.00 

1,000.00 



$139,077.57 



$20,544.83 



$118,532.74 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT EOARD 



137 



GAS 



Expenditures: 



Gas coal, including freight and hauling 

Coke, teaming and hauling 

Station tools, gas 

Distribution tools, gas 

Gas stoves 

Repair mains 

Repair meters 

Repair works 

Repair real estate, gas 

Repair benches 

General salaries, gas 

Station wages 

Distribution wages 

Purifying 

Incidentals 

Advertising 

Tar 

Jobbing gas 

Wages, Meter takers 

Connecting stoves and appliances 

Gas oil ... 

Gas services 

Distribution gas material 



$28,231 


.80 


754 


.96 


871 


88 


91 


44 


183 


60 


1,923 


43 


257 


48 


1,296 


81 


181 


59 


1,186 


87 


2,351 


99 


14,222 


52 


5,063 


56 


1,413 


70 


2 


83 


59 


10 


45 


77 


251 


76 


1,691 


65 


■ 188 


18 


5,554 


21 


585. 


69 


208 


88 



,619.71 



ELECTRIC 

Expenditures: 

Distribution tools, electric 

Oil and waste . . 

Repair electric plant ... 

Repair steam plant .... 

Repair lines 

Repair real estate electric 

Jobbing electric . 

Station tools electric 

Repair electric meter and transformers 

Incidental 

General salaries 

Current bought eleven months 

Station wages 

Care of lights . . . . . 
Distribution wages .... 
Fans and rental .... 







$82.59 






130.60 






1.26 






200.15 






4,287.96 






132.76 






2,470.93 






12.31 






221.93 






.99 






2,351.99 






13,246.10 






2,190.09 






225.41 






710.00 






117.00 



i 3 8 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 






19.50 






107.54 


Advertising electric 




55.20 






549.80 


Incandescent street lamps ... 




27.41 




$27,141.52 


MISCELLANEOUS 




Expenditures : 




Horses and wagons . 


$130.23 


Care of grounds 




453.26 


Stable 




722.63 


Hay and grain 




641.16 


Printing, stationery, postage and envelopes 




614.00 


Insurance . . . 




653.10 


Telephone 




239.45 


Interest on gurantee deposit .... 




29.49 


General expense ........ 




79.95 


Collection, E. E. Lee 




95.62 


Interest 




2,751.25 


Commissioners' salaries 




300.00 


Office furniture and fixtures .... 




10.90 


Automobile (operating) 




1,241.54 


Garage 




81.08 


Stock bills paid . . . . ■ . 




16,724.64 



$24,768.30 
$118,529.53 



RECAPITULATION 

Amount available for maintenance and interest 
Cash expenditures 

Balance returned to town . 



$118,532.74 
118,529.53 



21 



DEPRECIATION 



Balance Jan. 1, 1918 
Appropriation March 1918 
Appropriation March 1918 



Less transfer to general account 



$17.75 


820.00 


8,044^83 


$8,882.58 


619.89 



$8,262. 6& 






REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



139 



EXPENDED AS FOLLOWS 

Labor Material Total 



Gas mains . 


$483.73 


$557.08 


$1,040.81 


Gas meters . 




1,197.00 


1,197.00 


Pole lines 


477.22 


2,525.02 


3,022 . 24 


Transformers 




1,023.45 


1,023.45 


Electric meters . 




726.89 


726.89 



95 $6,029.44 $6,990.39 $6,990.39 



FIRE ALARM 



Appropriation March 1918 
Expended on repair fire alarm 
Expended on new fire alarm 
Transferred to general account 



Balance returned to town 



$702.52 
283.65 

27.12 i 



.,272.30 



$1,420.00 



,013.09 



$406.91 



BONDS PAID 



Appropriation bonds 
Appropriation gas addition 



59,000.00 
2,500.00 



$11,500 00 



NOTES PAID 

Appropriation underground construction 



$1,000.0!) 



I4Q TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

-» 

Record of Births 

Any errors or omissions noted in these records should be reported to the 
Town Clerk at once. 

Date Name of Child Parents 

Jan. 2 O'Neil Cryan Mathias J. and Catherine M. (Dunn) 

3 Frances Pauline Muse Reuben and Delsie (Dulong) 

4 Ethel Elizabeth McBay . . .Ernest L. and Mary L. (Moore) 
4 Rosario Calvo Antonio and Sebastina (Tine) 

4 D'Olimpio Angelo and Genoeffa (Mereano) 

6 Robert Charles Young. . . . Jeremiah E. and Rosalie (Morris) 

7 Agata DeSantis Silvestro and Concetta (Ciccarelli) 

9 Robert Leander Muse . . . .Richard S. and Helen C. (Smith) 

11 Joan Henwood Bowser. . . .Eden K. and Lulu (Gould) 

11 Martha Frances Muse. . . .Walter L. and Martha K. (Knipe) 

12 Peter Emery Bennett Peter and Mary (Fraughton) 

13 Edward Francis Phelan . . . John T. and Elizabeth (Crilley) 

14 Elinor Louise Putnam. . . .. Willard S. and Florence M. (Chandler) 

16 Ronald Shea .T. Frank and Elsie M. (Shea) 

17 Grace Ellen Martin James M. and Susan (Johnson) 

17 Malanson George and Adeline (Muse) 

17 Riley George F. and Annie A. (Doran) 

18 Edward David Muse Edward D. and Alice E. (Gartland) 

18 Romeski Kon and Josephine (Szymuck) • 

19 Uberti Eustacio and Assunta (DiTonno) 

24 Ernest Moretti Benardo and Francesca (DiFilippo) 

25 Mary Alice Muse Thomas W. and Jessie A. (Campbell) 

26 Wray Francis A. S. and Mary E. (Whittaker) 

26 McHale Thomas J. and Minnie (Doucette) 

26 Henry Kulacz Ferdynand and Maryanna (Wojtowcz) 

30 Stonk William and Petronella (Ambrocitis) 

31 Allen William H. and Annie W. (Savage) 

Feb. 1 Harold Norris Goodspeed, 

Jr. Harold N. and Helen G. (Fall) 

2 Donald Wesley Jeffers .... Charles R. and Ida M. (Allison) 

2 Still Birth 

2 Frederick Charles Wheeler . Charles Frederick and Edith T. (North) 

2 . . . . Maher John T. and Mildred (Robbins) 

4 Willard Perry Farwell, Jr. . .Willard P. and Ethel (Redfern) 

4 William Edward Curran . . . John F. and Catherine D. (Galvin) 

5 Gladys Lucy Coffin Melbourne C. and Lucy (Surrette) 

6 Ruth Augusta Jenkins. . . .Arthur A. and Gertrude- J. (Kelley) 

6 Still Birth 

7 Richard William Mc- 

Donald Thomas H. and Annie (Foley) 

8 Elizabeth Fredericka 

Stingle George L. and Hazel (Water) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 141 



Date Name of Child , Parents 

Feb. 9 Salvatore DiAmico Sebastian and Coradino (Moratti) 

13 Marie Rosina Tavano Antonio and Josephine (Argenso) 

15 Florence Louise Sullo . . . .Nicholas and Mary (DeCecca) 

15 Roy Earle Luken.r Roy E. and Lucy F. (Skillings) 

16 Theresa Cucurello Giovanni and Francesca (Cieri) 

16 Jewel Meade Guibord George M. and Edna (Ireen) 

16 Murillo Raffela and Camilla (Malone) 

17 Sebastian Tine Rosario and Sebastiana (Magnano) 

17 Frederick DiFilicci Michele and Margherita (Repucci) 

17 Clayton Samuel Cook William P. and Ethel (Jordan) 

19 Claire Virginia Carroll. . . .Cormack J. and Helen M. (DeRoche) 

20 Henry Lawrence Fober .... John and Victoria (Krzewicka) 
20 Frances True Lombard. . . . Perley W. and Annie L. (Ridley) 

23 Wayne Pendleton Soule. . .Herbert G. and Maria A. (Pendleton) 

24 Margaret Lillian Barrett. .Edward J. and Lillian (White) 
27 Teresa Gregorio. . Angelo and Mary (DiGennario) 

27 Marie Madeline Gregorio. .Angelo and Mary (DiGennario) 

28 Angelo Lusignola Giacomo and Margherita (Allega) 

28 Malcolm Brooks Ryder . . .John M. and Ella B. (Magee) 

28 Harvey Frederick Cann. . .Harvey D. and Mary A. (Hufton) 

Mar. 1 Salvatore Rossati Luigi and Pierina (Zazz'etta) 

2 Herald Creighton Owler. . .Thomas D. and Teckla (Taatjes) 

3 Raymond Ellsworth Town- 

send Luther and Gertrude M. (Bishop) 

5 Gilardo Wilson Constantino . Diamante and Pasqualina (Locash) 

5 Bartnick ........ Frank and Lottie (Gorska) 

7 Mary Musi . Soccorso and Rosina (Storti) 

7 Fenwick Harvey Wheeler. .Fenwick E. and Vera (Lowther) 

7 Pauline May Melonson. . . .Louis and Delora (Cameron) 

8 Mildred Elizabeth Johnson Ralph S. and Elizabeth (Gaw) 

11 Richard Laurence Ray- 

mond Oscar F. and Marion (Laurence) 

12 Salvatore DiAmico. ..... .Antonio and Antonina (Runzio) 

14 . .Warnszila Dominic and Egie (Gudzewkie) 

14 Charles Zarrella Antonio and Margherita (Nutile) 

14 Alice Adelaide White Perley B. and Alice M. (Lambert) 

17 Dora Galluci Antonio and Annie (Priziosi) 

18 Rosie Lerra Mark and Francesca (Costa) 

18 Leona Hopkins .John E. and Eloise (Tinsman) 

18 John Magnus Widell, Jr. . .John M. and Mary G. (Dugan) 

20 Frank Denise Antonio and Tina (DeVito) 

21 Mary Hennessey Michael and Mary (McGreevey) 

25 Florence Elwell Waitt. . . . .Charles L. and Maud (Ford) 
25 Olive Lucille Condon Thomas and Effie (Ancoin) 

28 Ruth Eileen Shannahan. . .John D. and Annie R. (Coakley) 

27 Frances Elizabeth Phinney Clarence T. and Evelyn M. (Wood) 



i 4 2 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Name of Child Parents 

Mar. 28 PasqualinaRosinaNacelra.Saverino and Maria (Naimo) 

28 Coon John L. and Bessie (Carleton) 

31 Beyea. Elmer R. and Clara M. (Muse) 

Apr. 1 Alice Elizabeth Gammons. . Abner E. and Rose A. (Doucette) 

2 Evelyn Josephine Port. . . .James V. and Katherine E. (Maloney) 

2 Charles Raymond Brindle. . Paul E. and Alice F. (Jeffries) 

2 Alfredo Def eo ! . . Angelo and Annunziata (Evangelista) 

2 Horace Warren Dalrymple . Chester W. and Louise M. (Farrell) 
10 Still Birth 

12 Margaret Farrington Michael J. and Sarah (Finn) 

13 William Eugene Olmstead . . Willard I. and Louise (Mason) 

13 Marion Jessie Tucker Lewis N. M. and Amanda (Steindorf) 

14 George 4 Walter McCul- 

lough George J. and Viola S. (Schmoyer) 

15 John Del Rossi Camillo and Mary (DiVito) 

19 John Walter Moccia John and Guiseppina (Petrillo) 

20 Alice Mildred Loubris Emil J. and Kathleen T. (Hoy) 

20 Angelina Silvestro • Camillo and Nicoletta (Yezza) 

22 Edward Francis Walsh. . . .Maurice F. and Agnes M. (Regan) 

22 Edith Laurie Amiro Cyrus and Gertrude M. (Surrette) 

24 Francis J. Quarters Joseph J. and Josephine F. (Horgan) 

24 Parsons Arthur D. and Lillian (Crowley) 

28 Adelaide Giaquinta Antonio and Rosina (Sava) 

29 Ruby Virginia Reynolds . . .Robert A. and Annetta C. (Oicles) 

30 William French Mitchell . . .William H., Jr. and Grace (French) 

30 Joan Elizabeth Yeuell Eb Vernon and Emily C. (Morris) 

30 Robert Vernon Yeuell Eb Vernon and Emily C. (Morris) ' 

May 1 Katherine Louise Joyce . . . John J. and Annie (Duggan) 

3 Frank Alfred Alden Charles E. and Bessie F. (Stimpson) 

5 Gordon Roy Hubbard Charles A. and Elsie (Doucette) 

5 Marion Louise Beyea Edwin J. and Marion F. (Saunders) 

7 Marion Ruth Christie Roland E. and Irene (Champagne 

7 Muriel Louise Christie. . . .Roland E. and Irene (Champagne) 

8 Richard Giles Richard E. and Delia M. (Burns) 

8 Margaret Mary Burke. . . .Charles E. and Laura I. (Doherty) 

8 Robert Lawrence Sparks. .Harry P. and Marion P. (McBride) 

9 George Pazzano Lorenzo and Vincenza (Vasella) 

10 Muriel Florence Ryder. . . . Charles W. and Annie L. (Martin) 

12 Edson Ralph O. and Mildred (Barber) 

13 Thomas Joseph Lawless. . .Thomas J. and Catherine (Dalton) 

14 Helen Elliot Parsons Benjamin and Marion (Joyce) 

16 Martha Emma Richardson. Ira W. and Manola A. (Tufts) 
16 Nellie Del Rosse John and Maria (DeCarlo) 

16 Fred Halladay Julius and Agnes (Piecotka) 

18 Eleanor Hickey William A. and Marguerite (Lynam) 

19 Genoeffa Gregorio Soccorso and Emilia (Cullo) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 143 

Date Name of Child Parents 

May 21 Walter George Widtfeldt . . .George J. and Charlotte G. (Evans) 

22 Alfred Luciano Camillo and Rosina (Orsino) 

22 Dorothy Louise Brooks . . . .Walter and Maud (Shaw) 

23 George Vincent Gaw David G. and Jennie O. (Carr) 

28 Leo Vincent Walsh, Jr Leo V. and Josephine G. (O'Donnell) 

31 May Jeanette Doucette. . .Jeffrey and Lillian (Doucette) 

31 James Joseph Hickey James J. and Margaret T. (Mullaney) 

June 5 Harold Francis Millar Harold M. and Frances T. (Vidito) 

5 Hazel Mae Worters James W. and Bertha A. (Ozon) 

7 Joseph Heath Clough Leslie and Beatrice B. (Smith) 

10 Junius Ress Carter Lewis E. and Julia A. (Ress) 

16 George Franklin O'Soro. . .John J. and Genevieve S. (Wojtylo)) 

17 Rosina Sardella Elia and Louisa (Podolano) 

17 Paul Gordon Melendy .... Ezra F. and Mabel E. (Robbins) 

19 Charles Joseph Perillo Nicola and Rose (Santoro) 

19 Anita Antoinetta Palme- 

rino Sabatino and Esther (Gelsamini) 

19 Arlena Emma Wall Earl W. and Margaret J. (Dickinson 

20 Elizabeth Cotter Bartholomew and Honora (Crowley) 

20 Edward Harrison Reynolds William A. and Mildred D. (Kemp) 

21 Scott Arthur Bullard Scott O. and Charlotte G. (Woods) 

22 Winifred Doriy Wright. . . .Erwin J. and Doris (Bergeron) 

22 Harold Freeman Thresher. . Avery A. and Florence B. (Wilson) 

23 Catherine Margaret Moore James F. and Margaret M. (Murphy) 

25 Collins Jacob and Elizabeth (White) 

26 Louise Granese Andrew and Madeline (DeFazio) 

26 Mildred Sintha Huey Peh Yvan and Ethel (Barnes) 

28 Edward Everett Lewis. . . .Charles E. and Ruth G. (Wilson) 

July 1 Kells Marsh Boland Eric N. and Gladys H. (Shafner) 

2 Marion Elizabeth Eastman Arthur C. and Charlotte E. (Briggs) 

3 Burbine Louis and Maimie (Doucette) 

3 Mary Colucciello Joseph and Olympia (D'Ambrosio) 

4 Ignazio Noto Camillo and Lucia (Cruccietta) 

6 Peter Puglisi Joseph and Coradina (Filoramo) 

7 Helen Josephine White .... Frank and Josephine (Hughes) 

7 Mary Elizabeth Muse John J. and Rose C. (LeBlanc) 

8 Howell Ware Atwell Willard B. and Harriet (Bethel) 

9 Walter Irving Hatch Lewis G. and Bessie G. (Whiting) 

9 Richard Helmar Peterson . .August H. and Theresa (Hendrickson) 

11 Melenson John and Marguerite (Fredette) 

11 Still Birth 

12 Marion Louise Muse Dennis R. and Irene (Doucette) 

17 Anna Beatrice Muse Wallace J. and Mary Catherine 

(Doucette) 

20 Frank Joseph Wilkinson . . . John R. and Edith A. (Cross) 

21 Ruth Margaret Mohla. . . .John and Iva G. (Connell) 



i 4 4 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Nome of Child Parents 

Patrick McKenna Patrick and Mary (Skibo) 

Dorothy Mugford Mc- 
Carthy Haywood and Elizabeth (Mugford) 

Harley Elizabeth Frye . . . .'Harvey E. and Lillian (Ashenden) 

James Martino Antonio and Camilla (Radocchia) 

Elizabeth Ulrici Edward E. and Elizabeth E. (Kelley) 

Margaret Marion Pierni . . . Alexander and Dora (Boccazzi) 
James Stephen McGonagle James S. and Mary E. (Corcoran) 
Constance Lorraine Ken- 
field Glen E. and Mary L. (Antunes) 

Marion Messinese Antonio and Grazia (Albanese) 

Leslie Robbins Jeffrey and Minnie (Brown) 

Jean Chester Olin H. and Miriam (Scoullar) 

George Bradstreet Wright. . Joseph G. and Mary E. (Bradstreet) 
Giovannino Francesca 

Guiffre John and Josephine (Caravaglio) 

Edgar Richard Paulson . . .Edgar and Inez M. (Manson) 

Clara Martha Shedd Ray E. and Adelaide (Anderson) 

Edna Alice Riley Charles F. and Mary F. (Doucette) 

George Francis Buotte. . . .Joseph and Jennie (Doucette) 
Giovaninia Archangelo. . .Michele Archangelo and Lucia 

(Bi Benedetto) 

Quimby Taylor Warner V. and Grace M. (Fuller) 

Hattie Lillian Baxter George N. and Hattie L. (Stephenson) 

Alta Clarissa Stewart Edward B. and Vira M. (Bates) 

Dorothy Forrest William M. and Laura (Weatherbee) 

Paul Edwin Lally Patrick J. and Annie (Casey) 

William Mahoney John F. and Nora G. (Harrington) 

Annie Catherine Dinan.. . .William and Lena (Manning) 

Paul Alexis Vacon Alexis and Rose (Burke) 

Carl James Layton, Jr Carl'James and Rachael E. (Halett) 

Catherine Frances Collins . .Humphrey and Catherine (Kalaher) 

Rocco Yosue Rocco and Josephine (Nasella) 

Frank Cleveland Holt Frank C. and Marian J. (Anderson) 

Madeline Edith Pratt Harold E. and Madaline (Chaput) 

Ina Elizabeth Ekstrom . . . .Lars and Emma (Blom) 

Marie DiDonato Camillo and Martilena (Martino) 

Mary Elizabeth Morgan.. .George J. and Mary A. (Conway) 
Irene Patricia O'Brien . . . .Edward P. and Grace (Walsh) 
Maria Madelina Costa .... Frank and Rose (Cicca) 

Theodore Blank Israel and Sarah (Hilkowitz) 

Cosmo Daniel Albani Joseph A. and Elizabeth Rose 

(Stamegna) 
G ertrude Louise Maynard.. Charles A. and H.Gladys (Flanders) 
Eleanor Blanche Curtis . . . .Percy and Alberta (McCrum) 
Catherine Florence Fox ... Harrison C. and Clara P. (Chapman) 



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RECORD OF BIRTHS 145 

Date Name of Child Parents 

. Sept. 6 John Thomas Moynihan. . .Patrick and Annie M. (Sullivan) 

7 Charles William Mallott. . .Charles F. and Marion E. M. (Wales) 

7 Ruth Ayscough Henry C. and Ellen F. (Devlin) 

9 Still Birth 

12 Byron Walter Foster Ralph W. and Nellie (Warner) 

13 William Charles Ayre Albert C. and Winifred C. (Vining) 

14 Sebastian Zammetti Emmanuele and Maria (DiMartino) 

14 Jennina Christophoro Pasquale and Ciuseppina (Moccia) 

15 Mary Charlotte Doucette . .John E. and Charlotte (Muise) 

16 Helen Rose Kookeir John and Josefa (Konier) 

16 Frank Cutting Perks Roye E. and Helen F. (Cutting) 

16 Smith John E. and Nellie (LeBlanc) 

18 Bean Eli and Elizabeth (Faughton) 

19 Raymond Francis Malon- 

sen Samuel and Madeline (Muse) 

20 Steele Clifford C. and Marguerite (Bedell) 

21 Arthur Roberto John and Mary (Santoro) 

22 Robert Maloney. Patrick J. and Mary (Kelleher) 

22 Lucy Mary Masone Noah and Josie (Sferrazza) 

23 Josephine Sharp. . . Berry M. and Ruth J. (Umston) 

23 Ridendo Volpe Serafino and Anne (Lepore) 

27 Butler James A. and Lena (Gerrior) 

28 John Joseph Sheehan John A. and Nora F. (Brennan) 

28 Patrick Walsh Maurice J. and Elizabeth (Sherriff ) 

30 William Morgan Fowler. . . George H. and Gertrude L. (Morgan) 

Oct. 2 Madeline Gould Ira F. and Marjorie (Archibald) 

4 Frederick William Gray. . .William F. and Norah A. (Danahy) 

5 Karl Garvin Nowak Ernest and Marion E. (Garvin) 

6 Tine Salvatori and Maria (Penna) 

6 William Powers Thomas and Catherine (Healey) 

. . 7 Fose Freeman John and Sabatina (Leone) 

A \ "1*^u 8 ....... .McCauley Casey and Margaret (Deveau) 

11 Mary Krupp William A. and Esther M. (Craig) 

11 Leon Slotnick .Morris and Bessie (Sanitsky) 

12 George Edwin Crocker. . . .Edwin K. and Esther E. (Friburg) 

12 Filomena Colobina Cerre- 

tani Amilcare and Uliana (DiRocco) 

13 Isabella Margaret Landry.. .John A. and Sylvia A. (Hubbard) 
13 Ruth Margaret Tenney. . .Patrick H. and Bertha E. (Wenzel) 
16 Laura Elizabeth Smith . . . .Frank L. and Elizabeth A. (Hubbard) 
18 John Forbes Tuttle Howard M. and Jane (Haas) 

18 Paolina Cucurullo Vincenzo and Grazia (Filoramo) 

21 Marion Blakely Clarence and Margaret (Griffin) 

24 Lillian Porter Griffith William and Amy P. (Johnson) 

25 Uberto DeVito Fortunato and Mary L. (Spinella) 

25 Margaret Conway Joseph W. and Mary F. (Buckley) 



146 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Name of Child Parents 

Oct. 26 Marion Gage White Cyrus N. and Gladys L. (Armstrong) 

27 Angelina Orsini Fidele and Carolina (Luciano) 

28 Fillippo Marino Fillippo and Camilla (Russo) 

29 Margaret Mary Carey .... John J. and Margaret (Doyle) 

30 Dorothy Isabel Oliver Frederick M. and Louise (Koch) 

Nov. 1 Robert Joseph Casey Frank P. and Nellie T. (Wrenn) 

3 Leo Francis Surrette Frank J. and Emma M. (Muse) 

3 Di Donato Pasquale and Annunziata (Bernado) 

5 Angelo Achillo Conf alone . . Sabatino and Maria (Bucciachio) 

5 Ethel Mosher Robert W. and Florence (Curry) 

9 Margaret Ellen Mac- 
Donald John and Mary A. (LaFave) 

12 Frank Louis McCauley. . . . Charles and Annie (Smith) 

19 Theodore David Bretemps . Frank J. and Claire A. (Gibbs) 

19 George Llewellyn Kimball. . John and Edna H. (Herrick) 

19 Catharine Riley Michael J. and Elizabeth M. (Barry) 

19 Bernard Rosslyn Mac- 

Callum Guy M. and Anna H. (Lovett) 

19 Ramoski Martin and Stephania (Gorska) 

19 Mary Gallucci John and Lena (Carpio) 

19 Ellen Gallucci Uohn and Lena (Carpio) 

22 Victor Frotton Larry J. and Laura E. (Hardy) 

24 Elizabeth Ramsdell Herbert A. and Catherine T. (Scanlon) 

24 Still Birth 

24 Duknass Anthony and Annie (Skarbaln) 

24 Shelton Blue Wicker Charles C. and Barbara (Miller) 

25 Robert Ernest Mortimer. . . Paul W. and Leona O. (Messier) 

26 Peace LorraineCrowley . . . . John J. and Theodora M. (Delano) 
28 Marion Florence Spracklin . George F. and Edith (Bradbury) 
28 Emanuel Bonf anti Leonardo and Angelina (Cavaleri) 

28 Chris Douglas Ogden Albert and Mary (Fortnam) 

29 Oleta Alberta Daly Samuel J. and Lillian C. (Stockford) 

29 Angelo Sardella Salvatore and Vita (Turco) 

Dec. 2 William O'Toole William and Delia (Farrington) 

3 Priscilla Oliver Morse John C. and Catherine E (Oliver) 

3 George Carl Hubbard George and Mary (Deveau) 

4 Stella Del Rosse Sabatino and Maria (Dell Rogelli) 

4 Agnes Del Rosse Sabatino and Maria (Dell Rogelli) 

4 Irving Leroy Corliss Herman L. and Rachael H. (Kelley) 

5 Robert Joseph Guarnaccia Sebastian and Elena (Peruzzi) 

7 George William Gutro .... Walter H. and Alice V. (Walsh) 

8 Lottie Mary Kohler Anthony W. and Mary F. (Koszalka) 

9 Edward Allison Bruce Fred E. and Clara (Downes) 

9 Barbara Ann Horan Walter A. and Lucille M. (Smith) 

10 John Rodney Peterson .... John A. and Augusta (Sherman) 

10 Lissa Coviello Francesco A. and Luigia (Cavegnano) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 147 

Date Name of Child _ Parents 

Dec. 13 Soccorso Santoro Antonio and Maria (Scavoni) 

13 Frederick William Leach . . . George H. and Florence M. (Messier) 

13 Harold Spencer Bennett . . . Alton F. and Emma A. (Edgett) 

13 John Francis Murphy Norman F. and Lavinia (Pottle) 

14 Armandino Luciani Carman and Grazia (Luciani) 

14 Edward William Foy William F. and Nina G. (Gould) 

15 Vanda Konior Victor and Nellie (Pitenska) 

15 Dennis Arthur White Dennis R. and Mary R. (Deveau) 

16 Hanson Frederick H. and Florence (Singer) 

16 Frederick Earl Wallace, Jr. Frederick E. and Marion L. (Cooper) 

18 Dodge George F. and Mary J. (Levangie) . 

20 Hugh Francis Donnelly, Jr. Hugh F. and Eva G. (Morrison) 

21 Dudley Furber Holden, Jr. Dudley F. and Pearl (Jackson) 

22 Priscilla Stone Fred I. and Amy M. (Stetson) 

22 Rosie Tecci Louis and Celia (Gravellise) 

23 Frances Manceri Corado and Annita (Accola) 

24 Gertrude Eilene Clark .... David H. and Lena I. (Rhodes) 

24 Dorothy May Hennessy . . . John M. and Mary J. (Harnden) 

25 Ethel Elizabeth Melonsen... Peter E. and Annie (Deveau) 

26 James Herbert Downes .... Herbert J. and Bridget T. (Connolly) 

29 Still Birth 

30 Robert Nathaniel Stetson. . Robert M. and Helen D. (Greenough) 



148 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Record of Marriages 

Any errors or omissions noted in these records should be reported to the 
Town Clerk at once. 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

Jan. 5 Woburn Edward David Muse Wakefield 

Alice Elizabeth Gartland Woburn 

6 Wakefield Patrick Hugh Tenney, Jr Woburn 

Bertha Eva Wenzel Wakefield 

8 Wakefield William Edward Muse Wakefield 

Margaret Muse . . . Wakefield 

12 Wakefield John James McNeil Providence, R. I. 

Annie Rose Surette Wakefield 

13 Cambridge Joseph Kupiec Wakefield 

Frances Krzewcka Wakefield 

15 Wakefield Wayne Bermont Elwell Maiden 

Alice Bodwell Waitt Wakefield 

16 Wakefield John Walsh Wakefield 

Annie M. Manning Wakefield 

20 Wakefield Peter Andrew Muise Wakefield 

Frances Doucette Wakefield 

23 Wakefield Lloyd Easton Scoville Wakefield 

Irene Catherine Sullivan Wakefield 

26 Medford Harry Isaac Reid Wakefield 

Dorothy Belle Chase Medford 

27 Wakefield James Carroll Rowley Swampscott 

Mary Elenore Stringer Wakefield 

27 Wakefield Casey McCauley Wakefield 

Mary Maggie Deveau . . . : Wakefield 

27 Wakefield John Patrick Hurley . Maiden 

Sophie Elizabeth Doucett Wakefield 

31 LoA\ T ell John Edward DeRoche Wakefield 

Alice Elizabeth Reynolds Lowell 

Feb. 3 Wakefield Salvatore Lofaro Wakefield 

Julia Longo Wakefield 

6 Wakefield William Howard Wells Somerville. 

Constance Ruggles .Pine Point, Me. 

6 Wakefield Everett Chapman Coombs Saugus 

Emma Beatrice Bastow Wakefield 

10 Braintree Mathew Stackuce Wakefield 

Mary Driscoll Braintree 

10 Wakefield Walter Henry Gutro Wakefield 

Alice Veronica Walsh Wakefield 

10 Wakefield Eugene Lester Whitney Somerville 

Valentine Edna Scott Wakefield 



RECOFD OF MARRIAGES I4g 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

Feb. 12 Wakefield Joseph Louis Burbine Wakefield 

Maimie Doucette Wakefield 

16 Wakefield John Sylvine Malonson Wakefield 

Marguerite Ozilda Fredette Wakefield 

17 Wakefield George Franklin Cooper Philadelphia, Pa. 

Elizabeth May Ives Andover, N. H. 

Mar. 9 Hull Leslie Jacob Tenney ,. Hull 

Ruth Elliott Donald Wakefield 

9 Cambridge Richard S. Meriam Wakefield 

Alice G. O'Brien \ Cambridge 

12 Wakefield. .... .Lorn Evander Wright Wellesley 

Helen Taylor Ryder Wakefield 

20 Wakefield Lloyd Josselyn Thayer Wakefield 

Wynonah Clark Oakland, CaL 

27 Maiden Herman Cartwright Wheeler Wakefield 

Helen Parker Bresnahan Maiden 

30 Wakefield Duo ley Furber Holden Somerville 

Pearl Jackson Wakefield 

31 Wakefield James Francis Curley Wakefield 

Catherine Louisa MacHale Wakefield 

31 Wakefield John George I iddle Maiden 

Mary Lllen Curran Wakefield 

Apr. 5 Wakefield Albert Stanley Farwell Wakefield 

Jennie Belle Colpitts . , Wakefield 

6 Maiden Harry Leo White Wakefield 

Mabelle Douglas Leathe Melrose 

7 Lawrence Giovanni DiMartino Lawrence 

Francesca Ferrara ' Wakefield 

9 Wakefield Gilbert Elijah Pinkney : Wakefield 

Ada Rose Doucette Wakefield 

15 Wakefield Frank Joseph Stillman Wakefield 

Flora Louise Mctachern Wakefield 

18 Wakefield Carl Christian Klingel. Camp Meade, Md. 

Ethel Alice Grace Wakefield 

19 Wakefield James Edward Hopkins. . . Wakefield 

Magna S. (Fetersen) Clsen. . . .Manchester, N. H. 

20 Wakefield Edward Putnam Harding Wakefield 

Alice Louise Harding Somervill 

20 Lowell Charles Allen Frescott '. . . .Wakefield 

Madeline Augusta Chaffee Lowell 

20 South Boston. . .Percy Llewellyn Russell. Wakefield 

Amy Heustis Calkins Wakefield 

21 Wakefield George Daniel Murray. Wakefield 

Eva Annie Ashenden Wakefield 

22 Melrose John Petrillo, Jr . Wakefield 

Katherine Veronica Hurley Melrose 



ISO TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

Apr. 24 Wakefield Michael Neary Fall River 

Elizabeth Conway Wakefield 

27 Nashua, N. H. . .Harold E. Pratt Maiden 

Madeline Choputt Wakefield 

27 Reading Eugene Norwood Wentworth Wakefield 

Anna Regina Hanson Denver, Col. 

27 Wakefield Herbert E. Sharps Braintree. 

Minnie D. Manchester Braintree 

30 Melrose Alfred John Gross Wakefield 

Emma Eliza Hannaf ord Stoneham 

30 Wakefield . . Mike Arenstein Wakefield 

Sarah Benjamin New York, N. Y. 

May 1 Wakefield Charles Carl Nutile Wakefield 

Frances Sava Wakefield 

4 Boston Joseph Druskinis Wakefield 

Ursula Gerika Wakefield 

4 Wakefield Bjarne Swendsen Wakefield 

Marta Martinsen Wakefield 

4 Wakefield Horace Ludvig Spiby Danvers 

Therese Augusta Kondrup Wakefield 

5 Boston Alfonso Martino Wakefield 

Angelina Renzello Wakefield 

12 Andover Edward Norris Gregory Wakefield 

Susie Edna Farnsworth Wakefield 

15 Wakefield James Sheridan Ocheltree Boston. 

Jennie May fair Freeman Wakefield 

15 Wakefield Harry Vinal Wass Wakefield 

Mildred Sgphia Gruchy Lynn 

15 Melrose Lester Arthur Spear Reading 

Julia Martha Augusta Seaward Wakefield 

22 Wakefield Lewis Alfred Flint Wakefield 

Emma Frances Caton Wakefield 

26 Wakefield Daniel Anthony Barry .* Wakefield 

Mary Josephine Creedon Wakefield 

29 Wakefield Charles Edwin Davis Springfield 

Lillian Josephine Johnson Wakefield 

30 Plymouth William Colby Wyatt Wakefield 

Ruth Lillian White Stoughton 

31 Wakefield Charles Otis Whitney Wakefield 

Calena Genevieve Muse Wakefield 

31 Melrose John Joseph Crowley Wakefield 

Theodora May DeLano Wakefield 

June 2 Wakefield James Joseph Spencer Woburn 

Anna Frances Doyle Wakefield 

5 Wakefield Daniel John Duane Wakefield 

Grace Katherine DeRoche Wakefield 



RECORD OF MARRIAGES 



I5i 



Date Place of Marriage Name Marriage 

June 10 Wakefield Reginald Charles Turner Wakefield 

Theresa Marie Dorcette. Wakefield 

19 Wakefield. . . .Robert Edward W^eiss Newton 

Ida Louise Rumpus Wakefield 

22 Wakefield. . . .Raymond Leo Surette Wakefield 

Elizabeth Hurlburt . . . Wakefield 

23 Wakefield .... James S. Marshall E. Boston 

Margaret Byrne Wakefield 

27 Wakefield Ralph Allister McDowell Melrose 

Emma Gilman Stearns Wakefield 

27 Boston Antonio Del Rosso Wakefield 

Giulia Bendetta Wakefield 

28 Wakefield .... Augustus Daniel Jenkins Wakefield 

Ada Mana Phipps Wakefield 

29 Wakefield . . . . Erastus L. Paul Providence, R. I. 

Florence G. Kelley Brockton 

July 3 Wakefield. . . .Raymond John Frautten Wakefield 

Alice Muse Wakefield 

3 Melrose Antonio Thomas Longo Wakefield 

Carolina Frances Kerwin Melrose 

10 Medford Charles Albert Jones Wakefield 

Marion Frances Whyte Hooper Medford 

12 Maiden Waldo Whitman Bears Wakefield 

Ethel Maude Hunt Maiden 

13 Wakefield. . . .Wesley Simpson Goodwin Wakefield 

Blanche (Blaisdell) Porter Wakefield 

14 Boston Nunzio Luciano .Wakefield 

Liberata Radocchia «. Wakefield 

16 Maiden Carl Gunnar Chelman Wakefield 

Sandra Marie Anderson Maiden 

17 Somerville. . . .Charles Everett Lord ' Wakefield 

Ora Winifre:! Powers Stoneham 

21 Melrose Hlds. . Sidney John Furze Melrose 

Sarah Atheliah Titus Wakefield 

Aug. 3 Wakefield. . . .Everett Drury Whitney Wakefield 

Alice Mabelle Donald . . Wakefield 

3 Wakefield .... William J. Amero Saugus 

Alice Brown Saugus 

12 Melrose Hlds.. Leroy Leonard Atherton Wakefield 

Lena Emily Welsh Wakefield 

16 Maiden Axel Edwin Johnson Wakefield 

Elfrida Johnson Wakefield 

17 Wakefield. . . .Weston Henry Lombard Wakefield 

Gladys Mildred Eastman Wakefield 

1 8 Woburn William Joseph Donegan Wakefield 

Josephine Agnes Bradley Woburn 



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Date 
Aug. 20 

25 

25 

31 

Sept. 1 

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4 

10 

11 

11 

14 

19 

20 

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9 

11 

12 

13 

15 

19 

19 

19 

20 



Place of Marriage 
Wakefield .... Percy 



Wakefield 



Oct. 



Wakefield 



Wakefield. 



Name Residence 

William Fairfield Melrose 

Mildred Slack Wakefield 

. Joseph Edward Harrington Wakefield 

Mary Margaret Paon Wakefield 

. Carroll Vincent Ronan Wakefield 

Annie Marie Cadigan Wakefield 

. Charles George Wakefield 

Myra Brockbank Wakefield 

Lynn Donald White Wakefield 

Ruth Adams Haseltine Lynn 

Wakefield .... Patrick Benedict Landers Stoneham 

Nellie Katherine Barrett Wakefield 

Melrose Hlds. . George Russell Harris Melrose 

Robina Matthew Rattray Wakefield 

Wakefield .... Dennis Ahearn Reading 

Blanche Grant Reading 

Reading Franklin Newton McMann Wakefield 

Ethel Hazel Fowler Reading 

. Jacob Samuel Hoffman Wakefield 

Leonora Imelda (Koppmann) Wheeler . . . Wakefield 
. John W. Searcy Lawrenceburg, Ken. 

Gladys G. Downing . .Weymouth 

.Robert Carl Sanders Madbury, N. H. 

Mary Eunice Wilkins Wakefield 

. Mendarus Guy Williams Wakefield 

Margaret Thompson Findlay Wakefield 

.Allen Raymond Greenleaf Wakefield 

Luella Medora Allen Wakefield 

. Winfield Irving McNeill Wakefield 

Lena Albertina Nelson ' . . .Wakefield 

. Norman Francis Murphy Wakefield 

Livinia Pottle Wakefield 

'. Carl Loyal Jacques Wakefield 

Phoebe Josephine Sawyer Wakefield 

. David Liboire Dulong Wakefield 

Mary Fanny Muse Wakefield 

.Horatio Haliburton Cann Wakefield 

Marion Augusta Page Wakefield 

.Ernest Mariner Lawrence Wakefield 

Marie Elizabeth Leanor VonKlock Melrose 

.Andrew Johnson Woodland, Me. 

Helen Marie Krabrod Wakefield 

. James Francis Hurton Wakefield 

Mildred Nichols Wakefield 

Andover Ralph Gilman Carpenter Wakefield 

Laura Annie Davison Wakefield 



Wakefield 



Wakefield 



Wakefield 



Wakefield. 



Wakefield 



Wakefield 



Wakefield. 



Wakefield 



Wakefield. 



Wakefield. 



Melrose 



Wakefield 



Wakefield 



RECORD OF MARRIAGES 153 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

Oct. 26 Lynn Fred Leroy Rounds r . . . Kittery, Me. 

Edith Jeanette Widell Wakefield 

Nov. 2 Boston Demetrios Kalemkiar Wakefield 

Iphigenia Soteriades Wakefield 

6 Wakefield .... Walter Percy M6ore Wakefield 

Anna Marjorie Gillis Wakefield 

6 Wakefield .... Carl Cedric Prince Melrose 

Mildred Mabel Geraldine Anderson Wakefield 

8 Wakefield .... Perlej^ Tapley Putnam, Jr Wakefield 

Ethelyn Louise Chandler Wakefield 

9 Everett Yasn H. Serada Wakefield 

Fritsen Swanson Windsor, Vt. 

9 Wakefield. . . .Brenton Malcolm Edgar Wakefield 

Edith Rhodes Simpson Wakefield 

10 Wakefield. . . .Orval Earl Larson South Dakota 

Florence Frances Preston Wakefield 

11 So. Boston. . . .Charles Saunders Wakefield 

Lucy Jane LeCorn Dorchester 

15 Boston John Cucurullo ; W^akefield 

Pauline Sampieri Wakefield 

17 Reading Jeremiah Joseph Cronin Wakefield 

Agnes Ceceilia Connelly Reading 

24 Wakefield .... Ivan William Persal Wakefield 

Idyella Frances Sylvester Wakefield 

24 Melrose Daniel Aloysius Lee Wakefield 

Marguerite Lyons Melrose 

24 Boston Salavatore Calantropio Wakefield 

Maria C. D'Aloia Boston 

25 Framingham .Harry Judson Chace Wakefield 

Hannah Mabel Walsh Needham 

25 Somerville .... Louis Nahum Fairbanks Wakefield 

Dorothea Potter Chenoweth West Somerville 

28 Wakefield. . . .John Ambrose LeBlanc Wakefield 

Annie Teresa Dulong Wakefield 

28 Wakefield .... Joseph Edward Robbins Wakefield 

Mary Ozilda LeBlanc Wakefield 

30 Wakefield .... Albert Lovering Torrey Wakefield 

Hazel Hardy Ryder Wakefield 

30 Wakefield .... Frederick William Beckman Somerville 

Catherine Louise Page Somerville 

Dec. 8 Boston Nicola DiDonatis Wakefield 

Elizabeth Benedetta Wakefield 

21 Wakefield. . . .Murray Milton Lent White Plains, N. Y. 

Beulah Milton Christie Wakefield 

28 Roxbury Carleton Crosby Staples . . . Wakefield 

Natalie Irving Wakefield 



I?4 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Record of Deaths 

Any errors or omissions noted in these records should be reported to the 
Town Clerk at once. 

Date of Age 

Death Yrs. Mos. Days 

Jan. 4 Armilia (Czarnota) Pucko 36 

8 Theodore F. Cram 25 3 21 

9 George E. Matthews 64 8 

9 Mary J. (Eaton) Burbank 74 5 9 

11 Mary T. (Henchey) Ryland 52 5 

12 Benjamin Franklin Barnard 93 6 2 

12 Willis P. Aaskov 38 4 8 

13 Delia F. Thurston . . 76 

13 Antonio Di Rocco 43 

13 Cornelius J. Cogan 38 

16 Walter S. Shannon 73 2 5 

17 John Casey '. 77 7 

17 John March Cate 78 1 12 

18 Frank E. AUard 65 7 12 

18 Grace Ellen Martin 15h. 

22 Patrick J. Boland 39 10 

22 Martha H. Daniel 30 9 15 

25 Dennis Murphy 73 

27 Johanna Elizabeth (Maack) Koallick 71 5 12 

30 Franklin Dager 64 

Feb. 1 Julia (White) Doucette 26 8 30 

2 Stillbirth 

4 Frederick C. Wheeler \y 2 

6 Stillbirth 

6 Catherine F. Hallett 18 

8 Frank Aborn Winship ..61 22 

9 Emma Aletta (Perkins) Tompson 67 1 28 

10 Lillian A. (McCully) Richardson 26 14 

10 Johanna (Maloney) Freeby 80 

10 Catherine Anna Glynn 1 2 2 

12 Marie J. (Doiron) Robinson 19 10 6 

16 Elizabeth Stingle 7 

17 Lawrence H. Kirk 61 10 

20 James Cienzzo 70 11 18 

21 Leo Vincent Sliney 18 7 

23 James Clarke Fiske Buckmore 77 

24 Margaret A. (Williams) Weston . 74 1 23 

27 George Alfred Burns 22 11 4 

28 Rosie Mase 6 



RECORD OF DEATHS 155 

Dote of Age 

Death Yrs. Mos. Days 

Mar. 5 Mabel (Perry) Bennett 41 

5 Pietro Maurielo 17 

8 Margaret (Muse) Muse 36 

8 William J. Brennan 63 11 

8 Eliza A. (Campbell) Mackintosh 41 1 8 

10 Ellen J. (Mcintosh) Thresher 64 1 1 

11 Eliza (Crute) Jack 81 5 12 

12 Sarah E. (Hammond) Cook. 82 6 24 

13 Florence Sulio 10 

13 Mary A. Bartnick 1 

14 George Lanphier 75 7 8 

19 Willis MacKenzie 13 3 3 

21 Mary B. (Allen) Nye 73 10 

22 Margaret A. Barrett 39 11 17 

23 Sarissa (Currier) Colby 73 6 11 

23 Annie L. (Ingalls) Hanson 78 11 3 

24 Lizzie S. (Wells) Mildram 77 9 10 

24 George Irving Oliver, 2nd 1 10 25 

27 William Carothers Cosman 10 1 14 

29 Coon. '... 3 h. 

31 George W. Reed 64 3 27 

Apr. 3 Henrietta (Pasquale) Depamphilis 42 6 11 

4 Francis William Howard 36 2 4 

5 Adam A. Hawkes 78 6 8 

8 William Henry Potter. ...'. 69 5 29 

10 Stillbirth 

10 Justin Evans Fairbanks 1 2 16 

17 Eva M. (Aberdeen) Bacon .63 3 18 

18 Lawrence Arnold Johnson 7 14 

22 Edna J. (Martin) Putnam 28 7 26 

24 Francesco Calantropio 11 

24 Helen B. Vine 11 6 10 

25 Margaret L. Barrett 2 

28 Paul H. LeBlanc 2 5 21 

May 2 Martha J. (Dunn) Jones /. 58 

6 Edgar A. Russell 57 7- 3 

8 John Collins 58 

8 Giles 11m. 

8 Philip William Wheeler 34 7 2 

10 William M. Johnson 73 4 7 

12 Alfred Gardiner Carter . 74 1 24 

17 Frederick F. Anderson 53 3 

20 Johannus Peterson 73 1 20 

20 Josephine Harrington 85 10 24 

20 Walter Barwise 61 17 



15* TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date of 

Death Yrs. 

May 21 Maria C. (Barnabeo) Falmerini 30 

30 John Henry Stone 69 

June 7 Sarah A. (Fernley) Hillsgrove 49 

9 Elizabeth J. (Thomas) Heard 71 

14 Clarence A. Legg 34 

14 Sarah E. (Haskell) Haskell 91 

17 Dennis Brennan 85 

18 Mary Abbie (Lauabee) Newman . 79 

19 Patrick F. McManus 50 

22 Rebecca E. (Newhall) Tuttle 81 

25 Luigi Calantropio 53 

28 Deborah G. (Smith) Mayo 90 

July 5 Lawrence Myron Goldsmith 1 

8 George Edward Bruorton 71 

9 Jennie (Waller) Holden 76 

11 Hellen M. Ochs 

14 Sarah A. (Carleton) Brown 76 

14 Jane B. (Turple) Blades 78 

14 Marie (Tarson) Peterson 58 

14 Adelma H. Bailey 65 

18 Jenny (Nichols) Holt 37 

18 Mary Hennessy 

22 Patrick McKenna 

24 Grant Walton Wheeler 1 

25 Lottie Zagaja 4 

28 Thomas J. CafTrey 55 

29 Lauretta S. (Stevens) Chace 74 

29 Isabelle G'. (Henry) Rogers 41 

30 Thomas Lally 78 

Aug. 1 Lena Doucette 23 

1 James Melvin 65 

4 Earl Richardson 35 

5 Oresto Constantino 5 

6 Paul Chase 1 

6 GenorfTa D. Olimpea 

6 Nellie C. (Trask) Goldsmith 50 

7 John T. Dingle 70 

7 Olive Good 

9 George R. Malonson 1 

16 Robert L. Muse 

20 Francis Irving McWhinnie 8 

26 Carl James Layton 

27 Harry Louis Cook 27 

Sept. 4 Edna L. Wanamaker 6 

5 Lucelia (Ec 7 mands) Barnes 75 



Age 




Mos. 


Days 


10 


19 


6 


30 


11 


28 





5 


6 


27 





1 








6 


9 


9 


15 


11 


9 


5 


14 


9 


12 


10 


6 


7 


3 


9 


29 





15 m. 


1 


26 


9 








12 


5 


24 


11 


24 


3 


27 





iy 2 h 


4 


i 


6 


9 


6 


15 


6 


' 5 


5 


28 


7 


15 


6 





2 


1 





5 


1 


18 


4 


22 


2 





4 


15 








3 


6 


10 


8 


7 


7 


9 


19 





6 


4 


23 


4 


24 









RECORD OF DEATHS 157 



Date of 
Death Yrs. 

Sept. 9 Stillbirth 

12 Dorothea Glidden 22 

14 George Vaughn Crocker 24 

19 Frank F. Caton 22 

20 Frank C. Williams 55 

20 Thomas G. Callan . . 29 

21 William J. Malonson 36 

23 Woodbury Walker Morrison 27 

25 Everett Carlton Towne 18 

25 David Ernest Hufton 34 

25 Emil Swenson , 42 

25 Duncan Geldart '. 35 

25 Mary (Corcoran) Curley 37 

26 Beatrice B. (Smith) Clough 38 

28 Grace Di Rocco 

28 John R. Callahan 28 

29 Franklin Lewis Brown 34 

29 Patrick A. O'Neil. 41 

29 Lawrence H. Devine 59 

29 Mary Ardill 17 

Oct. 1 Mary A. McFadden 28 

1 James V. Sullivan 45 

1 Laura B. (Vickery) Crosby 23 

2 Maxwell Edson 33 

2 Margaret T. (Conwell) Lyman ...... 61 

2 Marion W. (Fayen) Pease 47 

4 William D. Porter 85 

4 Quine (Lucca) Giuffre 23 

4 Charles Henry Hayward 81 

4 Ernest Eugene Oliver 74 

5 Elsie M. Brigham 25 

5 John P. Smith. 38 

6 William O. Mansfield 77 

7 Angelina (Renzell) Martino 27 

8 Lillian Harding Barney 19 

8 Mildred Wilson Frye 32 

9 Roy T. Mayo 26 

9 Ruth Handrahan 14 

11 Gustav Leonard Lofstom , . 52 

12 William J. Murphy 45 

12 Robert B. Farrell 45 

13 Agnes T. Keefe 11 

13 Benedina (Oisetta) Puleo 24 

13 Almira J. (Sampson) Oliver 79 

15 Arthur Everett Smith 41 



Age 




Mos. 


Da 


8 





2 


14 








11 


27 


1 


23 


6 


18 


10 


10 


4 





3 


7 


3 


28 


























3 


24 








6 


13 








10 


28 


6 


6 








4 











11 « 


20 


3 


19 


6 


20 


8 


11 


5 


20 





17 








3 


9 








9 


28 


6 


23 


2 


29 


7 


13 


4 


2 


11 





6 


26 


7 


1 








4 


22 


8 


9 



158 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Da: 

Death Yr$ 

- 15 Peter T. LeFave 48 23 

16 Maria Luciano 3 3 12 

17 Patrick J. Daley 38 

17 Albert George Husson 26 3 29 

17 Joshua White 77 10 21 

17 Thomas J. Whall 33 1 4 

IS Jennie Puleo 11 

IS Nora K- ley 24 11 20 

19 Frank Del 7 21 

22 Nora Brennan Sheehan . 30 

24 Josephine Speeiale 

25 EllaT. E 2 10 10 

31 Anna V. iMacP! - ^imnian 27 7 7 

Nov. 6 Mertie L. (Goodspeed) Bruce. . 23 B 3 

' Alice M. (H a :. 3 17 

10 Olive B. Crowd] l Perkins 

13 Yakh - legard - 

15 A _ -• M. Burdett • Chandler ■_ 7 

21 6 

21 John Eugene Corcoran 4 17 

22 Clifford F. M< is 3 3 

22 1 'erkins 1 7 
_ ! Julia V. (Wfltberg - aon 1 

24 Stillbirth 

_ ^ Dfi 34 

rank Pukhl 43 

_• Elena Galium .0 11 

Dec. 1 Charlotte E. ircomb AW *- 79 2 21 

1 M 13 

3 Maria J. Donahue "0 

4 Annie C. Hurlbert 7 4 

Mabel H. (Harrop' Mason. ' 9 

6 Mary Aug th 1 8 13 

I Hrorak - - - 5 

Thomas H. Kane 33 3 

9 : . arey . . 13 

- H. Richardson 64 1 19 

Lydia A. (Consul - 91 

17 Leon - 9 19 

19 Charles Shaw. . . 70 

20 Charles Herbert Howe 5 3 

_ I Abby J. -Clifford, Lovering 1 3 

- I Lucia M. I Andrews ' Jones 91 14 

23 Joseph IL Muse 






Dec.. 25 A 

Raeha & I F. '"" . Jones 
2 





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i6o TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



DOG LICENSES 

Number of licenses issued ! 345 

Males 293 

Females 50 

Kennel 2 

345 

Tax on 293 males at $2 $586. 00 

Tax on 50 females at $5 250.00 

Two Kennel Licenses 75 . 00 

$911.00 
Deduct Clerk's fees 69.00 $842.00 

Cash paid County Treasurer $842 . 00 

HUNTERS' LICENSES 

Licenses issued to resident hunters 198 

FREDERIC S. HARTSHORNE, 

Town Clerk 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



161 



Third Annual Report 

Town Accountant 
1918 







RECEIPTS FOR 


IQl8 




Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1918 . 




$27,972.51 


Chas. E. Walton, Col., taxes, poll . 


$6,726.00 




tt 




" " personal . 


62,989.59 




It 




" " real estate 


272,598.09 




It 




" Dec. Ass'm'ts 










'i6, '17, m 


; 297.29 


342,610.97 


it 




" moth assessments 




1,549.83 


a 




" sewers apportioned . 




2,608.51 


a 




" not apport. 




700.99 


it 
t% 




" sidewalks, etc. . 
" interest 




,1,293.11 
6,088.13 


it 




" certification of taxes 


l 


9.00 


A. H. Boardman, Treas.,tax titles . 


j 


748.37 


u 




" Interest on deposit! 


3 


1,089.77 


tt 




" premium on notes 




3.00 


tt 




" Trust Fund interesi 


b 


1,081.65 


Com. of Mass. 


corp. tax, business . . 


5,495.45 




it 




" P. S. 


5,592.15 




a 




bank tax . 


3,789.66 




a 




income .... 




14,800.30 




tt 




soldiers' exemptions 




453.56 




tt 




burial of soldiers 




50.00 




It 




State Aid 




6,077.99 


36,259.11 


Middlesex County, dog tax 






853.86 


Board of Selectmen, junk . 




350.00 




a 


a 


second-hand dealers 




30.00 




n 


tt 


bowling 




10.00 




tt 


tt 


circus. . . . 




30.00 




tt 


it 


auctioneers 




8.00 




it 


it 


rents (Wake Est.) 




239.00 




a 


^t 


all other . 




2.60 


669.60 


Highway Dept 


., use of team . 




116.50 






it 


materials 




39.12 






a 


miscellaneous 




111.48 


267.10 




it 


Lowell St. (State) 




2,492.32 






a 


" " (County) 




2,498.04 


4,990.36 




tt 


sale ash tickets 






253.06 



\ 



162 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 




Poor Dept., mothers' aid (State) . 


2,564.37 


f 


" (Cities) . . 


319.70 




" " reimbursements 


434.49 


• 


" " sale of milk .... 


516.23 




" " produce . . . 


716.08 




" all other .... 


378.68 


4,929.55 


School Dept., tuition (State wards) 


420.00 




" (State Indus. School) 


730.66 




" (City of Boston) 


464.25 




" aU other 


2,155.50 


3,770.41 


Com. of Mass. (Smith-Hughes Fd.) 




76.30 


Library Dept. . . . . 




232.26 


Fire Dept., rent (Greenwood hall) . 




53.50 


" " miscellaneous 




31.05 


Forest Warden 




10.15 


Sealer of W. and M 




102.29 


Inspector of Buildings .... 




4.00 


Gypsy Moth Dept 




14.8$ 


Town Hall 




230.50 


Legal Dept. 




11.75 




2.00 




" " milk licenses 


33.50 




" " reimbursements 


150.00 


185.50 


Light Dept., gas 


56,372.53 




" " elec 


41,360.55 




" " sundry 


12,674.82 


110,407.90 


Water and Sewer Dept., water rates 


49,832.18 




" " " " turn-ons . 


84.00 




" " " " summons . 


59.00 




" " " " miscellaneous . 


26.00 




" " " " rents . 


260.00 


50,261.18 


" " " services 




1,222.75 


" " " " sewer connections 




531.31 


Clerk of Court, fines .... 




545.50 






80.50 


Various persons, temporary loans . 




295,000.00 


" " time loans .... 




4,000.00 


School Dept., teachers' fund . . . * . 




2,205.25 


Refunds, Soldiers' Relief 


8.00 




Water Dept. . . 


329.94 




Light " 


22.66 




Health " 


68.00 




Fire " 


14.49 


443.09 


various depts. (cash advanced) 




170.00 


Total . 


$903,568.46 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 163 

APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1918 BY LEVY 

Moderator's salary ...... $25.00 

Selectmen's Department: 

Selectmen's salary $500.00 

Dept. expenses 300.00 800.00 

Accountant's Department: 

Accountant's salary 1,200.00 

Dept. expenses 1,000.00 2,200.00 

Treasury Department: 

Treasurer's salary 750.00 

Dept. expenses 300.00 

Paymaster's salary 200.00 1,250.00 

Collector's Department: 

Collector's salary 650.00 

Dept. expenses ..'.... 425.00 1,075.00 

Assessors' Department: 

Assessors' salary . . . . . 1,400.00 

Dept. expenses . . . . . . 1,500.00 2,900.00 

Finance Committee: 

Salary of Clerk ....... 50.00 

Legal Department: 

Salary of Counsel 700.00 

Dept. expenses . . . . . . 1,500.00 2,200.00 

Town ClerH Department: 

Salary of Clerk 400.00 

Dept. of expenses ..... 500.00 

Vital statistics 100.00 1,000.00 

Election ani Registration: 

Salary of Registrars 315.00 

Dept. expenses 800.00 1,115.00 

Town Hall 4,250.00 

Police Dept. ....... 14,660.00 



1 64 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Fire Department: 

Salary of Engineers 
Dept. expenses 
Fire alarm 



Moth Dept 

Salary Inspector of Buildings .... 

Sealer of Weights and Measures Department: 

Salary of Sealer . . . 
Dept. expenses . . . 

Forest Warden expenses .... 
Accident compensation . . . , 

Health Department: 

Salary of Board 
Inspector of Plumbing 
Inspector of Animals 
Inspector of Milk . 
Collection of garbage 
Dept. Expenses 

Highway Department: 

Salary of Superintendent 
General highways . 
Construction . 
Low^ell Street 
Collection of ashes 



Poor Department: 

Salary of Board 
Salary of Clerk 
Dept. expenses 

State Aid 
Military Aid 
Soldiers' Relief . 



School Dept. 
Trade School 

Library 



1,942.00 




18,558.00 




1,420.00 


21,920.00 




5,000.00 




500.00 


150.00 




100.00 


250.00 




200.00 




2,000.00 


300.00 




600.00 




200.00 




200.00 




1,200.00 




3,850.00 


6,350.00 


1,900.00 




22,000.00 




6,000.00 




2,000.00 


31,900.00 




2,000.00 


300.00 




75.00 




16,500.00 


16,875 00 




5,500.00 




200.00 




3,500.00 


111,415.00 




400.00 


111,815.00 




2,630.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


165 


Park and Cemetery Departments: 




Park ..... 2,800.00 




Cemetery 






500.00 




Care of weeds . '. 






500.00 




Salaries ... 






150.00 




Salary of Secretary 






50.00 


4,000.00 


Miscellaneous account 








1,200 


00 


July 4th appropriation 








50 


00 


Insurance .... 








1,800 


00 


Reserve Fund ... 








5,000 


00 


Memorial Day, G. A. R. . 








250 


00 


Memorial Day, S. W. V. 








50 


00 


War Emergenc}^ . . 








1,500 


00 


First Aid room . 








500 


00 


Refund of taxes 








184 


09 


Light Department: 




"General" . . . . . . . 28,000.00 




"Depreciation" , 820.00 


28,820.00 


Water and Sewer Department 




Maintenance 30,770.00 




Construction 6,000.00 




Services . 1,200.00 




Bonds and Notes 12,000.00 




Interest 7,318.75 




Salaries of Commissioners .... 300.00 : 


57,588.75 








2,200.00 




20,900.00 


Maturing debt 


26,500.00 


Total . . . . . . 


$392,707.84 


State Charges: 




State tax 28,380.00 




Interest Charles River Basin Loan 


483.51 




" " " Maintenance 


652.83 




" " " Bonds . 


41.90 




Met. Parks Sinking; Funds . 


. . 312.50 




" " Interest 


1,481.84 




" " Maintenance 


3,294.81 




" " Bonds 


84.84 




" Sinking Fund No. 2 


59.23 




" (t Interest 


429.90 




u " Maintenance 


m 


m 


718.76 







1 66 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 


" " Bonds ... 


116.03 




" " Loan Fund (Nantasket) . 


199.44 




Wellington Bridge Maintenance . 


12.38 




Met. Sewer Sinking Fund (North System) 2,514.24 




" Interest .... 


4,864.62 




" Maintenance 


4,760.36 




" Bonds ..... 


501.00 


48,941.19 


Middlesex County Charges 




14,084.50 


Overlay 1918 




6,462.19 


RECAPITULATION 




Town purposes 


$392,707.84 




State " . 


48,941.19 




County 


14,064.50 




Overlay 1918 . 


6,462.19 






$462,175.72 




TAXES 1916 






Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 


$41,595.39 




Re-assessments 


69.60 




Added by Collector 


379.74 




Cash paid Treasurer .... 




$39,989.58 


Abated by Assessors 




2,055.15 




$42,044.73 


$42,044.73 


TAXES ipr 


7 




Uncollected Jan. I, 1918 


$105,191.89 




Re-assessed 


1.22 




Cash paid Treasurer .... 




$61,153.09 


Abatements by Assessors 




3,132.99 


Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 .... 




40,907.03 




$105,193.11 


$105,193.11 


TAXES 191 


[8 




Commitment by Assessors 


$356,051.04 




Re-assessments 


245.16 




Cash paid Treasurer 




$241,171.01 


Abatements by Assessors 




4,619.73 


Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 




110,505.46 




$356,296.20 


$356,296.20 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 167 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 1916 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 . . . . . $858.69 

Cash paid Treasurer $94 . 80 

Abatements by Assessors .... 763 . 89 



$858.69 $858.69 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 1917 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 $198.76 

Cash paid Treasurer 179 . 24 

Abated by Assessors 19 . 52 



.76 $198.76 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 1918 

Commitment . . $117.40 

Cash paid Treasurer $23 . 25 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 .... 94.15 



$117.40 $117.40 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1916 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 $346.12 

Cash paid Treasurer . . . . . $344 . 12 

Abatements by Assessors .... 2 . 00 



$346.12 $346.12 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1917 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 .... $820.64 

Cash paid Treasurer $399 . 20 

Abatements -50 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 .... 420.94 

$820.64 $820.64 



1 68 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 




MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1918 
Commitment by Assessors .... $1,401.10 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . . 


$788.86- 

9.57 

604.74 


$1,403.17 


$1,403.17 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 
Cash paid Treasurer 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1916 

$579.95 



.79.95 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 . 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1917 

$1,167.24 



11,167.24 



$579.95 



$579.95 



$661.71 
505.53 



.,167.24 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1918 

Commitment ' .' $2,439.60 

Cash paid Treasurer . 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 .... 

• ..'--■• $2,439.60 

BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS 1918 

Commitment . . . . - , . . $223 . 78 

Cash paid Treasurer 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 

$223.78 



51,173.22 
1,266.38 



5,439.60 



$70.76 
153.02 



$223.78 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



169 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS (Not Apportioned) 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 . 
Commitment b}^ Assessors 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 



.,072.54 
376.20 



$1,448.74 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS (Apportioned) 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 
Apportioned 1918 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Commitment to Collector 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 



$10,337.02 
363.09 



700.11 



SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 



$92.95 



$92.95 



SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 
Commitment by Selectmen 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1917 



$561.14 



$700.99 

747.75 



$1,448.74 



$193.63 
1,921.87 

8,584.61 



,700.11 



.95 



2.95 



$509.37 




51.77 






$350.20 




210.94 



$561.14 



BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS (Not Apportioned) 

$1,299.58 



Commitment 

Cash paid Treasurer 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 



$872.15 
427.43 



L,299.58 



$1,299.58 



i7o TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS (Apportioned) 

Commitment . $780.64 

Commitment to Collector 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 



Due from State Jan. 1, 1918 . 
Payments 1918 . 

Cash paid Treasurer 
Due from State Dec. 31, 1918 . 



• • 




$203.25 
577.39 




$780.64 


$780.64 


STATE AID 


$6,137.99 
3,879.00 

i 


$6,077.99 
3,939.00 




$10,016.99 


$10,016.99 



MILITARY AID 

Payments 1918 $37.50 

Due from State Dec. 31, 1918 ... $37.50 



Due from State Jan. 1, 1918 

Payments 1918 . 

Cash paid Treasurer 

Due from State Dec. 31, 1918 



• 


$37.50 


$37.50 


SQLDIERS' BURIAL 

8 . 

)18 ... 


$50.00 
50.00 


$50.00 
50.00 




$100.00 


$100.00 



WATER DEPT. (Water Rates) 

(Commitment $52,010.10 

Cash paid Treasurer $49,832.18 

Abatements 1,969.31 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 .... 208.61 



$52,010.10 $52,010.10 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



171 



WATER DEPT. (Service) 



Unocllected Jan. 1, 1918 

Commitment 

Cash paid Treasurer 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 



$127.71 




1,559.73 






$1,222.75 


• 


464.69 



$1,687.44 



SEWER CONNECTIONS 



Commitment 

Cash paid Treasurer 



$531.31 



11.31 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT DEPT. 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1918 

Commitment 

Cash paid Treasurer 

Discounts allowed 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1917 



$11,341.96 
126,043.62 



TAX TITLES (Held by Town) 



Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 
Taken by town 1918 
Redemptions 1918 . 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 



$12,716.08 
2,728.25 



.,687.44 



$531.31 



$531.31 



$110,407.90 
13,426.10 

13,551.58 



$137,385.58 $137,385.58 



$748.37 
14,695.96 



$15,444.33 $15,444.33 



Balance Jan. 1, 1918 
Abatements 1918 
Balance Dec. 31, 1918 



OVERLAY 1916 



12,055.15 
1,127.09 



5,182.24 



13,182.24 



^3,182.24 



172 J TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

OVERLAY 1917 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 . . . 

Abatements 1918 . . . . . . $3,132.99 

Deficit Dec. 31, 1918 . . . . . 

$3,132.99 

OVERLAY 1918 

Overlay assessed 1918 

Abatements 1918 $4,619.73 

Balance Dec. 31, 1918 1,842.46 

$6,462.19 

TEMPORARY LOANS 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 .... 

Borrowed Jan. 1, 1918 

Payments 1918 $280,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . . . 165,000.00 

$445,000.00 

APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 

MODERATOR'S SALARY 
CREDIT 
Appropriation 

DEBIT 
Theodore Eaton, 12 mos. to Dec. 31 . . $25. 00 

$25.00 

SECRETARY OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 

CREDIT 
Appropriation 

DEBIT 
Lewis J. Gordon, 12 mos. to Dec. 31 . . $50. 00 

$50.00 



$1,510.69 
1,622.30 



5,132.99 



>,462.19 



,462.19 



$150,000.00 
295,000.00 



$445,000.00 



$25.00 



$25.00 



$50.00 



$50.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



173 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 



SALARIES OF BOARD 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 

John J. Round, Chairman, 12 mos. 
Frank H. Hackett, Secretary, 12 mos. 
George H. Taylor, 12 mos. to Dec. 31 
Daniel H. Regan, 2 mos. to Mar. 1 
John A. Meloney, 2 mos. to Mar. 1 
Harry E. Clemons, 10 mos. to Dec. 31 
Wesley S. Goodwin, 10 mos. to Dec. 31 



$100.00 
100.00 
100.00 
16.66 
16.66 
83.34 
83.34 



$500.00 



$500.00 



$500.00 



SELECTMEN'S EXPENSES 
CREDIT 





DEBIT 


Stationery and Postage : 




W. S. Greenough . 


. $1.50 


H. B. McArdle . * . 


2.00 


H. M. Dolbeare . 


1.85 


Birmingham Pen Co. 


2.70 


T. G. O'Connell, P. M. 


3.00 



Printing and Advertising: 

H. M. Dolbeare 



$11.05 



105.18 



$300.00 



Telephone 



50.99 



All Other: 

Lucy Braxton, typewriting . 
T. G. O'Connell, P. M., box rent 
Adder Machine Co., paper . 
Jos. J. Hughes, posting warrants 



Balance Dec. 31 



2.36 




3.00 




1.61 




2.00 


8.97 




$176.19 




123.81 



$300.00 



$300.00 



174 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF ACCOUNTANT 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



11,200.00 



DEBIT 
Harry A. Simonds, 12 mos. to Dec. 31 



$1,200.00 



.,200.00 $1,200.00 



ACCOUNTANT'S EXPENSES 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



$1,000.00 



Clerk Hire: 

Katherine Madden 
Lucy C. Braxton 



$32.75 
4.90 



$37.65 



Stationery and Postage: 



H. M. Dolbeare 


. $101.85 


T. G. O'ConneU . 


5.00 


Edw. E. Babb 


6.15 


H. B. McArdle 


1.25 


W. S. Greenough . 


4.50 


Cutler-Dickie Co. . 


.90 



119.65 



Printing and Advertising: 



H. M. Dolbeare 

Geo. W. Abbott, town reports 


69.50 
. 621.52 


691.02 




Balance Dec. 31 




$848.32 
151.68 






$1,000.00 


$1,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 175 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF TREASURER 
CREDIT 
Appropriation $750.00 

DEBIT 

Arthur H. Boardman, 12 mos. to Dec. 31 . $750 . 00 



$750.00 $750.00 



TREASURER'S EXPENSES 
CREDIT 





DEBIT 




Stationery and Postage : 






H. M. Dolbeare 


. . $.75 




H. B. McArdle 


3.66 


.. $4.41 


Chas. F. Gettemy . 




52.00 



All Other: 

C. F. Hartshorn, Bond . .$125.00 

Thos. Leighton, Jr., recording 

deed . . < . . . . 78.85 
H. B. McArdle, envelopes . . 3.75 207.60 



$264.01 
Balance Dec. 31 ... 35.99 



$300.00 



$300.00 $300 .,00 

SALARY OF PAYMASTER 

CREDIT 

Appropriation $200.00 

DEBIT 

Chas. E. Walton, 12 mos. to Dec. 31 . . $200.00 

$200.00 $200.00 



176 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



COLLECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 



SALARY OF COLLECTOR 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



$650.00 



DEBIT 



Chas. E. Walton, bal. 1916 . 


. $50.00 


u 1Q17 


50.00 


acct. 1918 . 


. 550.00 



$650.00 



$650.00 



$650.00 



COLLECTOR'S EXPENSES 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



$425.00 



DEBIT 



Stationery and postage: 

H. M. Meserve & Co. . 
Thos. G. O'Connell, P. M. 
H. B. McArdle 
W. S. Greenough & Co. 

Printing and Advertising : 
H. M. Dolbeare . 

Clerk Hire: 

Mabel A. Cooke 
Clara L. Brownell . 
Blanche W. Russ . 

Distributing Tax Bills : 

Eugene F. Seavey . 
George O'Neil 
Joseph H. Taggart 



$3.35 

58.48 

7.60 

14.00 



17.50 
17.10 

20.85 



3.75 
7.00 
6.75 



$83.43 



82.50 



55.45 



17.50 



REPORT OF 


TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


177 


All Other: 

W. G. O'Connell . 

W. A. Prescott 

C. F. Hartshorn & Son, Bonds 


3.75 
1.40 
150.00 155.15 




Balance Dec. 31 . 


$394.03 
30.97 






$425.00 


$425.00 



ASSESSORS' DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF ASSESSORS 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Samuel T. Parker, Chairman, 12 mo. 

to Dec. 31 $500.00 

George H. Stowell, Secretary, 12 mo. 

p to Dec. 31 500.00 

Chas.' A. Cheney, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 400.00 



$1,400.00 



$1,400.00 



$1,400.00 



$1,400.00 



ASSESSORS' EXPENSES 
CREDIT 





DEBIT 




Clerk Hire: 






Lizzie M. Jenkins . 


. $951.66 


* 


Geneva Heath 


53.50 




Clara Brownell 


33.00 


$1,038. 


Stationery and Postage: 






W. N. Campbell . 


. $38.07 




H. B. McArdle 


5.38 




Thos. G. O'Connell 


2.00 




L. L. McMaster . 


1.50 


46. 



$1,500.00 



i?8 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Printing and Advertising: 
Library Bureau 
H. M. Dolbeare 
A. W. Brownell 
H. B. McArdle 

Team Hire: 

W. W. Bessey, use of team 



1.55 

210.75 

12.35 

1.65 



6.00 



226.30 



6.00 



Telephone : 


/ 




N. E. T. & T. Co. 


32.45 


32.45 


All Other: 






Royal Typewriter Co., typewriter 


96.90 




Am. Ex. Co 


.65 




Robert Glass 


2.00 




L. L. Applin 


15.83 




Joseph Fazio 


10.00 




Auto List Pub. Co. 


7.50 




C. Latimer 


1.00 


133.88 




$1,483.74 


Balance Dec. 31 




16.26 



$1,500.00 



LEGAL DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF TOWN COUNSEL 
CREDIT 
Appropriation 

DEBIT 

M.E. S Clemons, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 . . $700.00 



$700.00 



LEGAL EXPENSES 
CREDIT 



$1,500.00 



$700.00 



$700.00 



Appropriation 



$1,500.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 179 

DEBIT 
Witness Fees: 

M. E. S. Clemons . . . . $10.00 

H. A. Simonds . . . . 4.25 $14.25 

Damages : 

Thomas T. McHugh (Highway) . 20.00 

William E.Toohy " . 16.00 

NoraCurran " . 175.00 211.00 

F. T. Woodbury (Light) . . 5.00 

Geo. H. Aberle " . . 20.00 

H. H. Eichardson, Atty. (Light 

Drake) 75.00 100.00 

J. A. Hannagan, Atty. (Water, 

Perry) 785.00 



All Other: 

Bourdon Studio .... 
M./E. S. Clemons, sundry expenses 
M. E. S. Clemons, briefs (Powell 

Light) 

H. A. Simonds, services (Light) . 
The Falcon Press 



Balance Dec. 31 



4.00 




39.01 




46.00 




4.25 




12.50 


105.76 




$1,216.01 




283.99 



$1,500.00 $1,500.00 



TOWN CLERK'S DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF CLERK 

CREDIT 

Appropriation ....... $400.00 

DEBIT 
Fred'k S. Hartshorne, 12 mos. to Dec. 31 . $400 . 00 

$400.00 $400.00 



i8o 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Appropriation 



TOWN CLERK'S EXPENSES 
CREDIT 



$500.00 



DEBIT 



Clerk Hire: 










L. C. Braxton 


$2.80 






H. A. Shepard 


15.60 






Lila B. Linnell 


81.60 


$100.00 




Stationery and Postage: 








• 

W. S. Greenough . 


6.59 






H. M. Dolbeare 




17.50 






F. S. Hartshorne . 




1.00 






L. C. Smith & Bros. 




3.50 






Thos. G. O'Connell, P. M. 




7.00 






G. W. Abbott 




12.25 






H. B. McArdle 




3rl3 




\ 


C. E. Walton . 




2.22 


53.19 




Printing and Advertising : 








H. M. Dolbeare 


15.50 






W. S. Greenough .... 


13.75 






Geo. W. Abbott . 


1.00 


30.25 




AllOther: 








Thos. G. O'Connell, box rent 


5.00 






Am. Ex. Co., exp. . 


.37 






H. B. McArdle ,blades . 


.50 






John C. Moor Corp., file 


1.00 






C. F. Hartshorne & Son, bond 


4.00 






Fred'k S. Hartshorne, returns t< 


3 






State 


. 252.50 






Robt. Glass, posting notices 


2.00 






Jas. Mclnnes, lamp 


3.50 






Linetime Mfg. Co., equipment 


11.76 






H. M. Dolbeare, binding 


2.50 






F. S. Hartshorne, use of telephon 


3 26.64 


309.77 






$493.21 




Balance Dec. 31 




6.79 






$500.00 


$500.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



181 



Appropriation 



VITAL STATISTICS 
CREDIT 

DEBIT 



$100.00' 



Richard Dutton, M.D., 


birth returns 


$17.50 






Edwin H. Wells, M.D. 


u a 


3.00 






C.E.Montague, M.D. 


a a 


7.25 : 






A. D. Holmes, M. D. 


i( u 


.50 






I. W. Richardson, M.D 


(C (l 


3.50 






J. J. Loughlin, M.D., 


u a 


1.00 






F.T.Woodbury, M.D. 


a a 


14.00 






Various persons 


u a 


8.75 


$55.50 




A. J. Walton, death returns 


5.75 






W. H. Butler, " 




12.00 






J. T. Stringer " 




4.25 






O.H.Fessenden " 




9.25 






C. A. Gould, 




9.50 






Various Persons " 




1.25 


42.00 






$97.50 




B'alance Dec. 31 






2.50 






$100.00 


$100.00 



ELECTION AND 

DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 



SALARY OF REGISTRARS 
CREDIT 

DEBIT 



$315.00 



F. E. Bunker, Chairman, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31 . . ... . . $75.00 

F. S. Hartshorne, Secretary, 12 mo. 

to Dec. 31 90.00 

James F. Curley, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 75.00 

Patrick J. Kelley, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 75.00 



$315.00 



$315.00 



$315.00 



l82 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



$800.00 



DEBIT 



Stationery and Postage : 

H. M. Dolbeare 
W. S. Greenough . 
H. B. McArdle 

F. S. Hartshorne . 

Printing and Advertising: 

H. M. Dolbeare 

G. W. Abbott 



$2.90 


1 


75 


5 


85 


26 


50 


37 


68 


21 


75 



$37.00 



159.43 



Meals : 



Wakefield Restaurant . 


9.00 






Grattan Baking Co. 


18.41 






Ernest Mortimer . 


.50 


, 




A. B. Weld . 


5.00 






Ladies' Aid Society- 


. 26.25 


59.16 




Carfare j Teams, etc.: 








Jos. J. Hughes 


8.00 






Robt. Godfrey 


4.50 


12.50 




Election Officers: 


. 






Yarious persons, (March) 


. 171.00 






* " " (Primary) 


. 79.50 






" (State elect] 


on) . 184.00 


434.50 




H. S. Parker, care of booth 


17.50 






W. P. Mansfield " 


10.00 






G. F. Leach, 


9.00 






G. F. Taylor, sundries . , 


.80 


37.30 






$739.89 




Balance Dec. 31 




60.11 






$800.00 


$800.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



183 



TOWN HALL 



CREDIT 



Appropriation 



$4,250.00 



DEBIT 



Janitors : 



Harvey S. Parker 




. 




$1,079.18 




J. R. Reid, vacation janitor . 30.00 




Various persons . . . . 3 . 00 


$1,112.18 


Janitors' Supplies: 




Somerville Brush Co. . . 4.68 




H. M. Drury Co. . 




27.10 




G. H. Worcester & Co. 




20.36 




H. I. Dallinan 




13.56 




S. A. Dennison 




23.50 




O. E. Sheldon 




6.75 




Geo. H. Taylor 




17.90 




Talbot Chem. Co. 




2.00 


115.85 


Fuel: 




CurleyBros 38.98 




L.E.Bennett . . . . 1,244.33 




Killorin Con. Co 13.00 


1,298.31 


Light Dept. 


635.40 


Repairs : 




John Middleton . 13.25 




W. A. Prescott 








120.33 




A. T. Seder quest 








7.18 




G. H. Taylor . 








55.66 




Dana Dudley 








8.25 




W. A. Gilchrist 








97.35 




W. E. Knox . 








2.16 




W. E. Simm . 








4.00 




Otto Johnson . 








356.90 




M. J. Hallisy . 








9.50 


674 58 


All Other: 




G. H. Taylor, sundry . . . 22.80 




A. & P. Tea Co 7.92 




M. E. S. Clemons . . . 3.00 




N. E. T. & Supply Co.,'laundry . 10. 40 




"Morrill Atwood^Co. 


, ice 






16.77 





1 84 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Bent Bush Co., flags 


24.00 




Am. Exp. Co 


.28 




Water Dept., water rates 


60.00 




Edw. B. Nve 


5.00 




Wm. Blanchard Co., banners 


22.67 




Nat. C. & A. Supply Co., laundry 


6.25 




N. E. Decorating Co., flags . 


38.00 




C. Latimer, cleaning cellar . 


20.00 




Hale Mason 


2.25 




H.M.Dolbeare .... 


2.50 




Lucas Bros. ..... 


2.00 


243.84 




$4,078.22 


Balance Dec. 31 ... 




171.78 



$4,250.00 



$4,250.00 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 

CREDIT 



Appropriation (March) 



xippiupiiauuu ^iuguo 






DEBIT 




James J. Pollard, Chief, 12 mo. to 




Dec. 31 ... . 






$1,567.00 


J. A. McFadden, 12 mo. to Dec. 


31 $1,344.00 




F. H. Robinson, 


« 


1,344.00 




F. J. Black, 


a 


1,344.00 




J. A. Peterson, " 


a 


1,344.00 




J. L. Preston, 


u 


1,344.00 




E. P. McDonnell, 


a 


1,344.00 




L. S. Tainter, to July 18 




. 721.00 




J. G. Gates, " Dec. 31 




. 815.50 




Joseph Fazio, " " 




. 248.00 


9,848.50 


Other Officers: 








Henry DeRoche 




. 266.20 




J. G. Gates 








121.55 




Joseph Fazio . 








308.25 




W. G. Carley . 








85.15 




J. D. Shannahan 








110.55 




A. P. Butler . 








270.05 




W. H. Murray 








20.50 




Chas. J. Riley 








16.05 




B. E. Wilkinson 








8.60 


1,206.90 


July 4th pay roll 










79.00 



$14,000.00 
660.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



185 



Auto Hire : . 

J. J. Hughes . 
Guy McLain 
Wakefield Garage 
George Daniels 
Chas. McCarthy 
H. R. Wilson 
H. S. Sorenson 
Robt. F. Godfrey 
John M. Burnham 
C. J. Martin . 
Bates Garage Co. 



36 
15 

2 
2 

36 
2 
2 

. 9 
2 

56 
4 



50 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00. 
00 
43 
50. 



167.43 



Equipment for Men: 



G. H. Taylor . ' . . . 


22.82 


Edw. S. Hitchcock 


22.21 


Ivers Johnson Co. . 


22.00 


McLinsky Co. . . . 


2.00 


H. S. Sorenson Co. 


3.00 


J. T. Palmborg 


6.75 


Hey wood Bros. & Wake. Co. 


12.00 


Stationery, Postage and Printir 


*g: 


H.M. Dolbeare 


97.10 


H. B. McArdle 


11.53 


W. N. Campbell . 


12.60 


Hobbs &, Warren . 


1.99 


L. L. McMaster . 


8.95 


Telephone : 




N. E.Tel. &. Tel. Co. . 


; 242.90 


Repairs : 




W. A. Prescott 


. 14.40 


Morrison & Skinner 


5.00 


A. T. Seder quest . 


1.85 



90.78 



132.17 



242.90 



21.25 



All Other: 

Auto List Pub. Co., auto list 
Bank and Office Equip. Co., 

cabinet .... 
Chas. Dutton, M.D., services 
A. A. Boothby, cheese-cloth 
W. B. Tyler, court expense . 
J. F. Willett Co., varnish 
Jas. J. Pollard, petty expense 



file 



18.00 

49.50 
2.00 
3.95 

17.22 

4.00 

24.32 



1 86 TOWN OF 


WAKEFIELD 


Jas. C. Wilder, printing signs 


24.00 




Atlantic Awning Co., painting 






signs 


2.25 




Westgard Machine Co. 


.43 




F. 0. Dewey Co., globe 


10.50 




Geo. H. Taylor, sundries 


4.06 




W. W. Wilder, lettering 


3.00 




Carroll Studio, prints . 


3.00 




J. T. Paine, cloth .... 


2.31 




Underwood Type. Co., typewriter 


83.52 


\ 


Light Dept., fan .... 


9.00 




A. T. Sederquest, repairs 


5.73 




J. A. O'Leary, services 


11.00 




Ernest Mortimer, lunches 


17.60 




American Exp. Co., express 


.26 




A. C. Saunders, photos 


1.50 




Traffic Sign & Signal Co., signs . 


33.50 




Mrs. C. W. West, cloth 


6.16 




Hey wood Bros. & Wak. Co., 






repairs 


1.35 


* •■ 


A. C. Verge, sundry 


11.95 


350.11 




$13,706.04 


Balance Dec. 31 . . 




953.96 




$14,660.00 $14,660.00 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF ENGINEERS 

CREDIT 

Appropriation (March) $1,875.00 

Appropriation. (August) 67.00 

DEBIT 

William E. Cade, Chief, 12 mo. to 

Dec. 31 $1,567.00 

Edw. S. Jacobs, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 . 200 . 00 

Henry A. Feindel, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 175 . 00 $1,942 . 00 

$1,942.00 $1,942.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



187 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 



CREDIT 



Appropriation (March) 
Appropriation (August) 
(Refund) 



$18,425.00 

133.00 

14.49 



DEBIT 



Permanent Men : 
W. H. Tyzzer, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 $1,316 . 50 



G. T. Leach 


1,344.50 




F. D. Graham 


1,336.50 




W. P. Oliver 


1,344.50 




C. E. Jacobs 


1,344.50 




Geo. Sederquist to Dec. 31 


. 1,015.50 


$7,702.00 


Call men, as per pay roll . 




3,575.69 


Auto Expense: 






Geo. M. Kelly . 


6.40 




Junct. Market 


.60 




Wanamaker & Feindel . 


3.25 




American Motor Eq. Co. 


1.27 




Winship Boit Co. . 


6.00 




Geo. H. Taylor 


6.00 




Standard Oil Co. . 


. 167.77 




Curry Bros. Oil Co. 


14.70 




Beacon Motor Car Co. 


56.08 




Bearings Service Co. 


4.56 




American Motor Parts Co. 


15.87 




Jos. J. Hughes 


305.00 




A. T. Seder quest . 


5.10 




Heywood Bros. & Wak. Co. 


53.97 




Johns-Manville Co. 


.61 




W. H. Tyzzer 


1.00 




Sanitas Mfg. Co. . 


2.45 




Bilodeau Ball Bearing Wks. 


8.00 




H. A. Feindel 


2.00 




Boston Gear Wks. 


59.70 




H. D. Lovering 


5.00 




Hood Tire Sales Co. 


39.47 




Tire Service Co. 


.50 




American Motor Eq. Co. 


1.67 




Wagner Elec. Mfg. Co. 


26.93 




American Exp. Co. 


1.31 




Standard Motor Parts Co. . 


37.00 





i88 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Lead Lined Iron Pi 


peC 


0. 




6.00 


Wakefield Tire Co. 




20.00 


Used Motor Parts Co. 




2.00 


Edwin Beyea 




3.00 


W. E. Cade . 




14.68 


Junct. Market 




3.20 


Various persons 




4.00 


Equpiment and Repairs : 


F.W.Haskell . . 3.50 


H. A. Feindel 






.50 


0. 0. Kress & Son 






25.00 


Geo. M. Kelly 






24.08 


W. A. Prescott 






38.85 


Larkin Mfg. Co. . 






15.70 


Boston Woven Hose Co 






548.45 


Wanamaker & Feindel 






32.20 


0. 0. Ordway 






20.00 


Knight & Thomas 






3.40 


Heywood Bros. & Wak. Co. 


2.43 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds : 


Chamberlain Weather Strip Co. . 26 . 00 


Wakefield Laundry 


50.94 


E. E. Gray . 






16.27 


G. H. Taylor . 








56.03 


W. A. Gilchrist 








1.40 


Wm. A. Jefts Co. 








61.75 


J. T. Paine . 








4.11 


A. T. Sederquest 








9.17 


H. A. Feindel 








46.13 


W. A. Prescott 








3.65 


G. H. Worcester 








6.78 


Water Dept. . 








66.00 


N. E. Telephone C< 


). 






8.98 


J. McManus . 








10.00 


Standard Oil Co. 








2.60 


I. W. Russell 








2.00 


Jenkins, Phipps Co 








3.00 


Mary Hurley 








18.00 


Bruce Wilkinson 








5.00 


Sanitas Mfg. Co. 








.50 


M. J. Hennessy 








79.85 


Robt. Home . 








1.00 


Light Dept. 








5.14 


Walter Merrill 








1.25 


Mrs. C. W. West 








41.75 



885.09 



714.11 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT i89 


Volunteer Lib. Assn. 


37.50 




Lead Lined Pipe Co. 


19.84 




Edw. E. Lee 


8.82 


593.46 


Office Expense : 






N. E. Tel & Tel. Co., telephones 


5 72.35 




Bonney & Button 


, .50 




Lakeside Cem. Corp. 




2.50 




American Exp. Co. 




2.53 




H. M. Dolbeare 




63.45 




James R. Reid 




1.50 




Thorp & Martin 




5.25 




H. A. Feindel 




5.00 




Royal Typewriter Co., typewriter 


. 98.00 


251.08 


Light: 






Mun. Light Plant 




80.61 


Fuel: 






Curley Bros 


20.60 




William Martino 


10.00 




L. E. Bennett 


492.37 




Melrose Coal Co. . 


164.37 


687.34 


Hydrant Service: 






Water Dept. 251 at $ 15.00 . 




3,765.00 


Rent: 






Mary Hurley 


54.00 




Volunteer Lib. Assn. 


112.50 


166.50 


Horses : 






G. E. Bruorton 




33.00 


All Others: 






A. G. Osborne 


3.15 




American Motor Eq. 




13.17 




N. E. T. &. T. Co. 




33.11 




H. A. Feindel 




2.50 




A. B. Comins 




1.74 




Wakefield Ice Co. 




4.50 




Comm. of Mass. 




19.30 




Reformatory for women 




17.12 




W. E. Cade, petty cash 




16.16 




Various persons 




3.00 


113.75 




$18,567.63 


Balance Dec. 31 




4.86 




$18,572.49 $18,572.49 



190 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Appropriation 



W. W. Whittredge, Supt. 
Labor, as per pay roll 



CREDIT 



DEBIT 

. $553.50 
. 1,981.97 



1,000.00 



$2,535.47 



Stationery and Postage : 
W. S. Greenough . 
H. M. Dolbeare 



6.00 
9.00 



15.00 



Insecticides: 

Dow Chemical Co. 



337.09 



Hardware and Tools: 

W. M. Farwell 
Geo. H. Taylor 
J. W. Grace & Co. 



189.70 

7.13 

.18 



197.01 



Carfare, Teams, etc.: 

L. H. Kirk est. 
Killoran Con. Co. 



70.00 
9.00 



79.00 



All Others: 

Wanamaker & Feindel 
Underlay Oil Co. . 
G. A. Taylor . 
A. B. Comins, exp. 
E. F. Purrington . 
Bates Garage Co. 
Standard Oil Co. . 
E. S. Hitchcock 
L. M. Jenkins, services 
Various persons, pay roll 



Balance Dec. 31 



15.10 




15.90 




25.99 




.63 




20.03 




2.95 




33.75 




5.15 




1.00 




16.20 


136.70 




$3,300.27 




1,699.73 



$5,000.00 



$5,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT . 



191 



SEALER OF W. & M. DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF SEALER 
CREDIT 

Appropriation . $150.00 



DEBIT 
Albert A. Mansfield, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 . 



$150.00 





\ND 




$150.00 


$150.00 


SEALER WEIGHTS i 


MEASURES 


EXPENSES 






CREDIT 






Appropriation .... 








$100.00 




DEBIT 




/ 


Printing and Advertising: 
Hobbs & Warren . 




$7.62 






H. M. Dolbeare 




4.00 


$11.62 




Teams and Carfare: 










W. W. Bessey & Son . 
A. A. Mansfield, carfare 




49.00 
1.52 


50.52 




AH Other: 










W. & L. E. Gurley, seals equip. 
Jas. Ryan, steel stamps 
Cotter's exp 




10.20 

7.85 
.21 


18.26 








$80.40 




Balance Dec. 31 




/ 


19.60 








$100.00 


$100.00 



SALARY INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 

CREDIT 



Appropriation ...... 

DEBIT 
Cornelius Donovan, 12 mos. to Dec. 31 . 



$500.00 



$500.00 



$500.00 



$500.00 






02 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



FOREST WARDEN 



CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Various personas as per pay roll 
Balance Dec. 31 



$94.95 
105.05 



$200.00 



$200.00 



$200.00 



COMPENSATION INSURANCE ACCOUNT 



Appropriation 



CREDIT 



$2,000; 00 



Various Persons, Wages : 



DEBIT 



$139.49 



C. L. Sopher, M. D. . 


. $18.00 




John J. Loughlin, M.D. 


24.00 




Richard Dutton, M.D. 


. 35.00 




E. H. Wells, M.D. 


7.00 




J. A. O Leary, M.D. 


12.00 




F. T. Woodbury, M.D. 


11.00 


107.00 




$246.49 


Balance Dec. 31 




1,753.51 



$2,000.00 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 



12,000.00 



SALARIES OF BOARD 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



$300.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 193 



DEBIT 

Jos. W. Heath, M.D., Chairman, 

12 mo. to Dec. 31 . . . $100.00 
A. L. Jenkins, Secretary, 12 mo. 

to Dec. 31 100.00 

David Taggart, 4 mo. to May 1 . 33 . 33 
Ernest E. Tyzzer, M.D., 8 mo. 

to Dec. 31 66.67 $300.00 



$300.00 $300.00 



SALARY OF INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING 

CREDIT 

Appropriation $600.00 

DEBIT 
David Taggart, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 '. . $600 . 00 



$600.00 $600.00 



SALARY OF INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

CREDIT 

Appropriation $200.00 

DEBIT 
Palmer Corbett, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 . . *$200. 00 



$200.00 $200.00 



SALARY INSPECTOR OF MILK 

CREDIT 

Appropriation $200.00 

DEBIT 
Carl M . Smith, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 . $200 . 00 



$200.00 $200.00 



194 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 
Transfer from Reserve 
Refund 



,850.00 

300.00 

68.00 



DEBIT 



Stationery and Postage: 

David Taggart 
S. S. Cohen 
Ceo. W. Abbott 



S3. 90 

1.20 

19.47 



$24.57 



Printing and Advertising: 

H. M. Dolbeare 
Geo. W. Abbott . 



6.05 
19.50 



25.55 



Telephone 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 



16.90 



Other Office Expenses: 



American Exp. . 


.33 


James C. Kelso, safe 


25.00 


Giles Bros., moving safe . 


5.00 


• 

Contagious Diseases : 




International Chem. Co. . 


55.57 


Mary Lenfeast . 


25.71 


Mass. Homeopathic Hospital 


172.25 


Ralph Maurillo, nurse 


20.00 


Frank Lanzillo, milk 


15.26 


O. H. Fessenden, ambulance 


42.00 


City of Boston, board 


84.29 


American Exp. Co. 


3.10 


F. H. Thomas . . 


4.40 


C. L. Sopher, M.D. . . 


1.50 


E. H. Wells, M.D. . 


66.00 


Richard Dutton, M.D. . 


2.00 


C. E. Montague, M.D. . 


10.00 


W. H. Butler . 


45.00 



30.33 



547.08 



REPORT OF 


TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


195 


TUBERCULOSIS 






Board and Treatment: 








Tilda Sweetser, rent . 


$120.00 






State Board of Charity, board 


149 


71 






Bonney & Button, supplies 


5 


50 






0. B. Perkins, rent 


2^0 


00 






E. W. Hancock, milk 


49 


28 






C. L. Sopher, M.D. . 


1 


50 






C. W. Spear, milk 




44 


78 






Rutland State San. 




104 


00 






Light Dept. 






20 






Various persons . 




350 


00 






Channing Home 




150 


00 


- 




Reading State San. 




68 


.57 






A. T. Small, clothing 


6 


.98 






M. A. Esner, clothing 


44 


.05 


$1,334.57 




Dispensary: 








Visiting Nurse Assn., nurse 


480.00 






Light Dept., light 


3.65 






John Flanley Est., rent 


43.52 






Library Bureau, cards 


.55 






Odd Fellows Assn., rent . 


162.72 






J. W. Heath, services 1917 


200.00 






Mrs. E. McEneany, cleaning 


2.00 


892.44 




Health Officer: 








David Taggart to Sept. 30th 




163.50 




Fumigation and Disinfectants: 








A. D. Jenkins, services 


24.00 




C 


F. M. Thomas, germ destroyer 


s 26.40 


50.40 




Burial of Dogs : 








Various persons . 


• 


4.00 


<j 


All Other: 








Equipment at Melrose Hospit* 


il 295.82 






G. Sullo, cleaning Saugus broo 


k 300.00 






G. H. Taylor, sundries 


6.10 






Chas. Doyle, cleaning (Byro 


n 






St.) brook 


190.00 


791.92 




Inspection — (Meats) : 








Jas. R. Reid, wages * 


• 


334.75 






$4,216.01 




Balance Dec. 31 


9 


1.99 






$4,218.00 


$4,218.00 



196 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS 
CREDIT 
Appropriation 

DEBIT 
W. R. Tompson, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 . $1,900.00 



$1,900.00 



$1,900.00 



$1,900.00 



MAINTENANCE 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 
Appropriation from Revenue 



DEBIT 



,000.00 
,000.00 



Office Expense : 








N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 


$32.83 




Brown-Howland Co. 




44.18 




H. M. Dolbeare 




39.00 




W. W. Greenough & Co. 




5.56 




L. L. McMaster 




1.55 


$123.12 


Labor : 






Various persons as per pay roll 




7,113.67 


Teams: 






Various persons as per pay roll 




3,379.76 


Stable Expense: 






L. H. Kirk .... 


707.72 




Standard Oil Heater 




4.50 




Palmer Corbett 




12.00 




Dodge-Haley Co. 




1.50 




Cotter's Exp. 




1.20 




Wakefield Harness Co. 




1.50 




W. W. Bessey & Son 




1.50 




W. E. Knox 




.72 




Various persons . 




177.63 




Curley Bros. 




440.76 




J. Wallace Grace Co. 




12.70 





REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



i"97 



Wakefield Harness Co. 


1.05 


Wanamaker & Feindel 


80.16 


Geo. H. Taylor . ;.'.'. 


.75 


H. S. Harris Son 


33.50 


Bonney & Button 


2.85 


F. A. Arbing . '. . 


1.20 


Dodge-Haley Co. 


15.72 


W. H. Grant . 


2. 10 


Wakefield Harness Co. 


2.35 


Equipment and Repairs: 




H. L. Bond Co. . 


74.75 


H. I. Dallman Co. . 


7.07 


Dyar Supply Co. . . 


151.53 


Ed. Hitchcock . 


5.50 


Wanamaker & Feindel 


65.02 


N. E. Road Mach. Co. . 


139.62 


Geo. H. Taylor . 


169.23 


Westgard Machine Co. 


.75 


M. A. Esner 


20.65 


Buffalo Steam Roller Co. 


8.30 


Robert Iron Works . 


48.58 


Curry Bros. Oil Co. 


28.08 


A. J. Wilkinson & Co. 


.90 


W. A. Prescott . 


6.74 


R. I. Purrington 


9.00 


Auto Expense : 




Mass. Highway Comm. 


10.00 


Bates Garage 


73.83 


Standard Oil Co. 


133.77 


J. J. Hughes 


232.65 


Wakefield Harness Co. 


1.00 


T. Arthur Pettingill 


35.94 


L. E. Bennett 


10.40 


H. A. Feindel . 


4.00 


Silvertown Tire Co. . . 


2.95 


G. H. Taylor . 


1.45 


Oil and Tar: 




American Tar Co. 


. 5,708.04 


C. J. Sweeney 


90.00 


Patrol: 




H. L. Bond & Co. . 


10.65 


Various persons pay roll 


. 1,373.50 



1,501.41 



735 .72 



505.99 



5,798.04 



1,384.15 



ig8 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Coal: 




N. E Coal & Coke Co. 


122.43 




2.50 


Thos. Hickey . 


13.36 


All Other: 




Clarence Carter 


57.65 


W. A. Prescott . . . ' . 


14.05 


Standard Oil Co. 


56.01 


Bates Garage Co. 


9.93 


J. Wallace Grace 


11.14 


American Exp. Co. . 


16.58 


A. B. Comms . 


4.07 


W. E. Knox . 


31.57 


Water Dept. 


10.00 


W. E. Simm 


10.00 


Curry Bros. Oil Co. 


4.25 


B. & M. R. R. . 


4.56 


H. A. Feindel 


221 . 53 


Puritan Iron Works 


105.00 


L. H. Kirk, est. 


8.70 


J. Lay bolt .... 


7.33 


Penn Metal Co. 


41.00 


Dana Dudley 


1.50 


Geo. H. Taylor . 


20.30 


Cotter's Exp 


5.23 


Thos. Hickey 


252.97 


Wanamaker & Feindel 


1.40 


Percy W. Sweetser 


1.00 


G. E. Cox .... 


10.55 


A.T.Locke 


905.04 


Dominic Cardillo 


100.00 


N. A. Copeland . 


5.00 


G. W. Beasley . 


.60 


M. A. Ice Co. . 


1.50 


T. H. Arbing m . 


.75 


Light Dept. 


108.92 


J. C. Dinan 


1.05 


L. E. Bennett . . 


.80 


Street Signs: 




W. W. Wilder . 


12.25 


Jas. C. Wilder . 


22.50 


Atlantic Awning Co. 


2.25 


Traffic Sign & Signal Co. 


33.50 



138.2.9 



2,029.98 



70.50 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



199 



Pipe and Gravel: 






Percy N. Sweetser 


102.51 




Curley Bros 


75.76 




H. A. Feindel . 


250.00 




J. Wallace Grace 


29.16 




Thos. E. Cox . 


81.65 


539.08 


Sidewalks and Curbing: 






Labor as per pay roll 


2,640.98 




Teams as per pay roll 


767.11 




Independent Coals Tar Co. 


60.84 




H. L. Bond & Co. . 


31.25 




H. A. Feindel ... 


10.50 




Light Dept. Tar 


206.50 




B. & M. R. R. . 


115.37 




Geo. H. Taylor 


7.50 




Hildreth Granite Co. 


586.57 




A. B. Comins 


1.00 




Chas. Doyle 


545.50 


4,973.12 


Snow and Ice: 






Labor as per pay roll 


930.86 




Teams as per pay roll 


720.97 




G. H. Taylor . 


3.03 




Wanamaker & Feindel 


12.60 




Killoran Con. Co. 


5 22.50 




Curley Bros. 


6.25 




N. E. Road Mach. Co. . 

• 


10.50 


1,706-. 71 




$29,999.54 


Balance Dec. 31 


. 


.46 



$30,000.00 $30,000.00 



LOWELL STREET 
CREDIT 

Balance from 1917 

Appropriation 

Bond issue 



^1,186.88 
2,000.00 
4,000.00 



DEBIT 



Labor as per pay roll 
Teams as per pay roll 



£,186.37 
1,500.25 



$4,686.62 



200 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Material : 



Wanamaker & Feindel 


12.25 




Dyer Supply Co. 


21.66 




H. L. Bond Co. . . . 


21.55 




Abanaquee Mach. Works . 


18.00 




N. E. Road Mach. Co. . 


365.20 




American Exp. Co. . 


3.59 




Water Dept 


10.00 




W. E. Simm . • . 


5.00 




Curry Bros. . 


10.00 




Roberts Iron Works 


91.45 


f 


Hey wood Bros. 


2.00 




Standard Oil Co. 


133.88 




H. A. Feindel . . . . 


47*. 47 




American Man Steel Co. . 


40.00 


■ 


Geo. H. Taylor . 


2.30 




Mass. Broken Stone Co. 


2.25 




Bonriey & Dutton 


1.75 




Geo. H. Sampson Co. 


14.61 




A. B. Comins . . 


.53 




American Tar Co. . . , 


1,483.50 




J. J. Hughes 


1.00 




Alberts. West . 


88.80 




John O'Donnell 


7.20 




Thomas I. Paon 


24.40 




Light Dept. 


60.50 




Ruben Grubb 


3.40 




G. E. Temple Mfg. Co. . 


.3.25 


2,475.54 




$7,162.16 


Balance Dec. 31 




24.72 



,186.88 



$7,186.88 



Balance from 1917 
Appropriations 



CONSTRUCTION 
CREDIT 



$4.08 
6,000.00 



Labor as per pay roll 
Teams as per pay roll 



DEBIT 

$2,222.30 
256.18 



12,478.48 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



201 



Material : 



Dyar Supply Co. 


19.82 


Heywood Bros. & Wak. Co. 


7.55 


American Tar Co. 


1,672.14 


H. L. Bond Co. 


32.43 


American Exp. Co. 


5.53 


Thomas Hickey 


258.85 


Standard Oil Co. 


20.17 


Geo. H. Taylor . 


68.60 


N. E. Road Mach. Co. . 


628.53 


Wanamaker & Feindel 


26.00 


W. E. Knox . 


30.10 


B. & M. R. R. . 


2.74 


Geo. H. Sampson Co. 


89.22 


H. A. Feindel . 


53.91 


Various persons 


115.00 


E. I. Purrington 


13.70 


Peoples Clo. Store 


1.50 


L. E. Bennett 


311.48 


N. E. Coal & Coke Co. . 


120.03 


A. B. Comins 


2.90 


Mass. Broken Stone Co. 


23.50 


Lead Lined Pipe Co. 


1.90 


Water Dept. 


10.00 


Curry Bros. 


10.00 



3,525.60 



>,004.08 



$6,004.08 



COLLECTION OF ASHES 
CREDIT 







DEBIT 




Labor, care of dumps 


. 




$161.77 


Giles Bros., teaming 


. 




209.23 


N. A. Copeland, sign 






3.00 


H. M. Dolbeare, printing, 


etc. 




111.23 


Cass & Edmands, typewri 


ting 




6.95 




$492.18 


Balance Dec. 31 


. 


. 


1,507.82 



$2,000.00 



$2,000.00 



$2,000.00 



202 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Appropriation 



POOR DEPARTMENT 

SALARIES OF BOARD 

CREDIT 

DEBIT 



Hugh Connell, Chairman, 12 mo. 

to Dec. 31 $100.00 

A. D. Cate, Secretary, 12 mo. 

to Dec. 31 100.00 

Geo. E. Zwicker, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 100 . 00 



SALARY OF CLERK 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 

DEBIT 
Daniel H. Reagan, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 . 



$300.00 



$300.00 



$75.00 



$75.00 



$300.00 



$300.00 



$75.00 



$75.00 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES (Outside Poor) 



CREDIT 





DEBIT 


Stationery, Printing, etc. : 


/ 


N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 


$25.40 


H. M. Dolbeare 


4.75 


Hobbs & Warren 


1.06 


Hugh Connell, travelling ex. 


6.50 


A. D. Cate, car fares 


9.11 


L. L. McMaster 


2.35 



$16,500.00 



.17 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



203 



Groceries and Provisions: 
Wm. C. Walker 

A. W. Achorn 
G. W. Reid 
A. C. Verge 
E. E. Lee & Co. 



167 

45 

211 

104 

10 



91 
20 
50 
00 
00 



538.61 



Coal and Wood : 
Purley Bros. 
Thos. Hickey 
L. E. Bennett 
Wakefield Coal Supply Co. 



25.35 
93.73 
37.79 
11.70 



168.57 



Board and Care: 

Various persons aid as per pay 

roll . 
Jessie Tracey 
O. H. Fessenden 
Annie Fogarty . 
Mrs. George Morgan 
City of Boston 
Comm. of Mass. 
Holy Ghost Hospital 
John Munier 
Sophie Muse 



319 
123 

8 
260 
130 

265 
32 

67 
10 

18 



30 
00 
00 
70 
13 
94 
14 
15 
00 
00 



1,234.36 



State Institutions: 

Comm. of Mass. 



329.02 



Medicine and Medical Attendance 

A. M. Cameron . . • 

Bonney & Dutton 

Richard Dutton, M.D. 

Visiting Nurse Assn. 

Melrose Hopsital 

H. A. Sawin 

Holy Ghost Hospital 

City of Boston . 

W. B. Hurd 

C. M. MCauley 

Maiden Hospital 

St. Elizabeth Hospital 

Mrs. E. Lefave . 

F. T. Woodbury, M.D. 



36.00 

1.60 

15.00 

3.50 

144.24 

37.50 

131.44 

5.71 

4.73 

14.00 

28.00 

205.71 

14.00 

29.93 



671 36. 



204 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Relief by Other Cities : 




City of Chelsea . 


47.12 


City of Woburn 


154.47 


Town of Plymouth 


43.50 


City of Everett . 


53.92 


City of Boston . . 


150.86 


City of Lynn 


7.00 


Comm. of Mass. 


45.47 


City of Maiden 


72.00 



574.34 



Mothers' Aid: 

Various persons, aid 



5,252.45 



Rent: 

John A. Munier 




43.00 


Ellen McManimum . 


. , 


240.00 


J. Fred Parker est. 




132.00 


Wakefield R. E. Bldg. 


Assn. 


156.00 


Denis Mullen 




9.00 


A. B. Pettie 




12.00 


John O'Neil 


, . 


60.00 


Frank Lanzillo . 


• 


24.00 


All Others: 




J. J. Hughes 


7.00 


A. F. Small 




102.44 


Elite Quality Shop 




16.74 


Cemetery Dept. 




3.00 


W. H. Butler . 




65.00 


O. H. Fessenden 




26.00 


A. A. Boothby . 




18.87 


Guy McLain 




5.00 


M. G. Skinner . 




.75 


Chas. McCarthy 




6.00 


Edward Caldwell 




8.00 


Jacob Schreider . 




3.00 


Bowser & Co. 




7.73 


ALMSH 


OUSE EXP] 


Jacob Bleik, Jr., 12 mo. to Dec. 3 


1 $757.94 


Other employees 


634.82 


Gro: erics and Provisions 




Cobb, Bates, Yerxa Co. . 


443.13 


Wakefield Centre Market 


172.61 


John E. Anderson 


m m 


46.20 



676.00 



269.53 



$1,392.76 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



205 



A. C. Verge 


202.08 


M. E. S. Clemons 


42.69 


Geo. E. Butterfield . 


42.61 


John G. Reid 


101.81 


Junction Market 


214.06 



1,265.19 



Dry Goods and Clothing: 

A. A. Boothby . 
Bowser & Co. 
Reformatory for women 
Mass. State Prison 



18.72 

8.70 

42.72 

70.65 



140.79 



Buildings : 

Chas. J. Seaward 
Geo. H. Taylor 
W. E. Knox 
Otto Johnson 
T. P. Loughlin 
William E. Gilson 
A. A. Butler 
A. T. Locke 
J. Laybolt . 
C. F. Hickey 
F. A. Nelson 



97.50 

9.60 

17.93 

8.25 

34.56 

9.65 

15.00 

44.24 

37.00 

59.38 

20.88 



353.99 



Fuel and Light: 

Light Dept. 
L. E. Bennett 
Melrose Coal Co. 
Wakefield Coal Co. 



36.70 

208.87 
348.69 
171.00 



765.26 



Stable Expense : 

R. H. North 
Curley Bros. 
Wanamaker & Feindel 
T. H. Arbing 
N. A. Copeland . 
Palmer Gorbett . 
L. H. Kirk Est. . 



25.75 

258.91 

6.25 

2.25 

15.00 

2.00 

660.96 



971.12 



Telephone : 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 



28.95 



206 TOWN 


OF WAKEFIELD 


All Others: 






G. W. Blasley, sundries 


7.82 




G. H. Taylor, sundries 


5.16 




Bonney & Dutton, sundries 


7.80 




W. A. Jefts, furnishings . 


10.65 




Wakefield Laundry, laundry 


52.10 




W. B. Hurd, medicine 


5.52 




Ames Plow Co., seeds 


31.96 




Geo. A. Woodward, drag 


8.00 




Clarence A. Gould, services 


30.00 




Cemetery Dept., grave 


5.00 




C. L. Sopher, M.D., services 


2.00 


* 


Water Dept. 


40.00 




Reform't'y for women, clothini 


y 30.62 




Wakefield Ice Co., ice 


42.45 




A. G. Patch Co., trees 


6.50 




Mass. State Prison 


8.00 




Middlesex House Cor. 


1.06 




J. Laybolt .... 


11.15 




W. W. Bessey & Son, manure 


47.50 




Jacob Blick, Jr., sundries . 


53.66 




0. H. Fessenden 


35.00 




Edward Caldwell 


9.00 




Visiting Nurse Assn. 


5.00 


455.95 




$15,137.42 


Balance Dec. 31 


• 


1,362.58 




$16,500.00 $16,500.00 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 



CREDIT 



Appropriation 
Transfer from Reserve 



$111,415.00 
600.00 



DEBIT 

W. B. Atwell, Supt. 12 mo. to 
Dec. 31 .... 

Gertrude V. Lofstrom, Clerk 
Luella Sidney, Sub-Clerk 
Mary Brehaut, Sub-Clerk 
Albert D. Cate, Att. Officer . 

* Balance of salary, see Practical Arts. 



*2,349.98 

*808.00 

34.00 

20.00 

702.80 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



207 



SALARIES 



High School: 








Charles H. Howe . . . $2,350.00 


George Dickey 




. 1,731.95 


Raymond S. Dower 






589.38 


Helen W. Poor 






840.00 


Elizabeth Ingram 






990.00 


Ethel G. Reed 






950.00 


Hazel M. Andrews 






870.89 


Marion Davis 






378.80 


A. Irene Goddard 






949.76 


Genevive Elmer . 






893.25 


Camilla M. Moses 






960.56 


Gertrude Butler . 






861.50 


Grace C. Emerson 






935.75 


Helen Gilmore 






957.13 


Margaret A. Ryan 






995.19 


Alfred E. Preble . 






1,343.25 


Anne Carroll . 






940.50 


Ellen Coles . 






440.00 


Arthur A. Fulton . 






930.00 


M Alice Ryan 






950.00 


Harriet M. Bigelow 






950.00 


Addie M. Bucksey 






570.00 


Alice Donovan 






331.50 


Mary Brehaut 






280.00 


Mildred Ashley . 






159.00 


Lincoln School: 


T.Frank Shea .... 1,550.00 


Anna A. Hurley . 






776.50 


Fannie E. Carter . 






850.00 


Emma Locke 






765.92 


Eunice W. Fobes . 






799.00 


Clara Davidson 






796.00 


M. Emma Vinal . 






790.63 


Jessie S. Dyer 






796.25 


Isabel M. Elliot . 






797.19 


Bernice Hendrickson 






782.00 


Ruth Hickey 






696.95 


Mary I. Hawkins . 






800.00 


Hannah J. Ardill 






800.00 


Carolyn M. Burbank 






794.38 


Blanche Meserve 






746.95 



22,148.41 



12,541.77 



208 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Warren School: 



Annie Warren 






1,050.00 


Rubv Bassett 






420.00 


Charlotte Blanchard 






245.00 


Mary Kalaher 






800.00 


Olive Brownell 






781.13 


Bessie E. David . 






800.00 


Irene Xorton 






782.63 


Mary E. C. Geagan 






796.25 


Lillian Shaffer 






796.00 


Alice J. Kernan . 






800.00 



7,271.01 



Hamilton School: 



Elizabeth Gardner 
Mary E. Kelly . 
Florence B. Holt . 
R. Louise Cone 



886.88 
800.00 
793.13 
710.00 



3,195.01 



Greenwood School: 



Ross Yarclon .. 






1,450.00 


Josephine Rourke 






700.00 


Helen Prescott 






635.00 


Msfe G. McCarthy 






17.50 


Lila McCormick . 






796.25 


Mary L. Gear} r 






738.57 


Laura A. Hart 






800.00 


Susie E. Long 






800.00 


Gertrude Howland 






620.00 


Philomena Silva . 






694.60 


Louise Pettingill . 






465.00 


Hurd School: 


Harriet O. Paine . . 568.13 


F. Isabel Hicks 






350.00 


Eva E. Howlett . 






798.13 


Marion Clapp 






776.00 


Lydia Sullivan 






698.13 


Franklin School: 


Edward L.Hill . 866.00 


Oscar Raymond . 






600.00 


Eliza V. Coburn . 






. 800.00 


Edith S. Fish 






756.50 


Marian deC. Ellis 






. 800.00 



7,716.92 



3,190.39 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



2C9 



Gertrude C. Sullivan 






775.00 


Maude L. Arnold 






794.00 


Katherine L. Kelly 






800.00 


Ruth Willey 






638.75 


Alleda T. Neal . 






783.21 


Mary T. Dowling 






725.00 


Hester A. Walker 






620.00 


Mary G. Cole 






418.25 



9,376.71 



Woodville School: 

Isabelle C. Hill 
Ellen Connorton 



703.97 
703.31 



1,407.28 



Montrose School: 

Elsie Smith 
Mrs. Ida Low 
Mrs. Bertha Phipps 

Prospect School: 

Mabel A. Kernan 
Addie R. Crosman 

Special Teachers : 

C. Albert Jones 
Isabell Hirst . 
Mrs. Marjorie Pearson 
Joseph Fanck 
Louise U. Ekman 
Mrs. Myrta Knight 
John McMahon . 
Eleanor Blaikie 
Doris Wilson 

Substitutes : 

Mrs. Grant . 
Mary Hickey 
Mrs. Ethel Collins 
Mrs. Grace Glidden 

Summer School: 

Mary Kalaher 
Hester Walker 
Josephine Rourke 



428.74 




442.50 




343.18 


1,214.42 


772.00 




800.00 


1,572.00 


950.00 




865.75 




600.00 




1,500.00 




850.00 




672.44 




150.00 




692.13 




60.00 


6,340.32 


24.01 




5.54 




19.86 




13.50 


62.91 


60.00 




60.00 


• 


60.00 


180.00 



2IO 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Janitor Service : 
Edward E. Eaton, High School 
John Crosby, Asst. H. S. 
Leaman Packard, " 

Chester Darling 
Harding Eaton 
James Crosby " 

Abbott Feindel 
Feliz Parolski " 

Francis Walsh 
George Russell " 

J. H. Keough, Jan. H. S. Cadets 
Eugene M. Carpenter " 

Chas. E. Newman, Lincoln S. 
Chas. E. Newman, Summer S. 
Albert Heath, Warren School 
Wm. P. Mansfield, Hamilton S. 
D. Eugene Pease, Greenwood S. 
G. A. Anderson, Greenwood S. 
J. H. Ringer, Greenwood S. 
W. W. Shedd, Hurd School 
A. A. Mansfield, Franklin S. 
C. E. Classen, Woodville S. 
Lewis Hatch, Montrose School . 
T. John Ardill, Prospect St. S. 



954.78 

96.40 

120.80 

5.25 

7.11 

59.74 

2.15 

15.13 

14.83 

12.00 

20.00 

7.00 

1,141.69 

18.00 

678.28 

376.89 

368.54 

289.60 

51.92 

376.97 

716.57 

251 . 26 

251.26 

251.30 



1,315.19 



4,772.28 



School Physician: 

Chas. E. Montague, 12 mo. to 
Dec. 31 



450.00 



Evening School: 
T. Frank Shea 
Gertrude Sullivan 
Anna Donovan 
Elsie Smith . 
Hannah J. Ardill . 
Marion Clapp 
Mrs. Mary Kirk . 
Josephine Rourke 
Oscar Raymond . 
Raymond Dellinger 
John B. Sav/yer . 
Elizabeth Ingram 
Edward E. Eaton 
John Crosby . 
Wakefield Daily Item' 
Wakefield M. L. P. 
O'Connell, Thomas 



156.00 

78.00 

42.00 

48.00 

4.50 

3.00 

27.00 

4.50 

4.50 

80.00 

45.00 

98.00 

66.88 

2.10 

13.95 

49.63 

1.50 



724.56 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



211 



Practical Arts : 




W. B. Atwell 


. *100.00 


Gertrude V. Lofstrom . 


* 8.00 


Louise Peck . 


55.14 


Mrs. Grace Augherton 


80.96 


Louise IT. Ekman 


10.00 


Mildred Welch . . ' . 


1.44 


Edward E. Eaton 


46.62 


Wakefield M. L. P. . . 


32.53 


Thomas Hickey . 


40.08 


Agriculture : 




Donald White, Supt. . 


617.14 


Orange Judd Co., books 


39.90 


Donald White, auto reg. 


10.00 


John J. Round, Ford car . 


305.60 


Amer. Gas & Oil Co., gasoli 


ne . 56.34 


Edw. E. Babb Co., books . 


77.31 


Donald White, sundries 


29.09 


Bates Garage Co., gas 


22.37 


Edw. S. Hitchcock, tires 


29.07 


Mackall Bros., sundries , 


3.25 


W. W. Wilder, Jr., repairs 


11.50 


H. B. McArdle, sundries 


.90 


Light Dept., gas . 


10.00 


Books and Supplies (High) : 




D. C. Heath . 


. . 333.27 


Little, Brown & Co. 


10.42 


Riverdale Press 


20.00 


Row Peterson & Co. . 


5.52 


■S. M. Howes 


3.75 


American Book Co. 


119.08 


Edw. E. Babb Co. 


270.24 


Ginn & Co. . 


25.44 


The MacMillan Co. . 


36.49 


Oliver Ditson Co. 


12.00 


Phonographic Ind. Co. 


20.60 


Allyn & Bacon 


98.18 


Atkinson Mentzer & Co. 


24.74 


Gregg Pub. Co. 


13.06 


Houghton, Mifflin Co. 


39.09 


G. & C. Merriam . 


10.80 


Benj. H. Sanborn Co. . 


42.36 


David Farquhar . 


19.94 



374.77 



1,212.47 



212 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Silver, Burdette Co. 
John C. Winston Co. . 
D. Appleton Co. . 
Royal Typewriter Co. 
Remington Typewriter Co. . 
Milton Bradley Co. 
J. L. Hammett Co. 
Alfred Preble . . . 
H. B. McArdle . 
Bonney & Button 

Ginn & Co 

Cambridge Botanical Supply Co 
J. L. Hammett Co. 
D. C. Mcintosh Co. . 
Milton Bradley Co. 
Raymond Eldredge 
Neostyle Sales Agency 
Leonard Danzger . 



48.9.0 

20.76 

4.25 

2.25 

11.38 

178.76 

183.55 

3.48 

5.70 

3.07 

30.61 

42.57 

.93 

19.75 

10.08 

3.55 

12.98 

16.00 



1,703.55 



Books and Supplies (Elementary) 



C. E. Merrill 






5.51 


Edw. E. Babb & Co. 






180.54 


J. D. Brown 






28.00 


Ben]. H. Sanborn Co. 






48.79 


Ginn & Co. . 






150.65 


The MacMillan Co. 






63.91 


Silver -Burdette Co. 






423.84 


Samuel Stephens . 






10.73 


John C. Winston Co. 






187.66 


American Book Co. 






111.08 


D. Appleton Co. . 






15.20 


A. B. Comins 






8.00 


Little, Brown Co. 






68.42 


Riverdale Press 






21.70 


D. C. Heath 






27.20 


Houghton, Mifflin Co. 






14.09 


Lyons & Carahan 






2.64 


Prang Co. 






3.58 


David Farquhar . 






19.95 


American Type Co. 






86.06 


Edw. Caldwell 






1.75 


The Falcon Press . 






57.58 


J. T. Paine . 






63.34 


John M. Woods Co. 






208.55 


Chandler Farquhar 






1.25 


Kenney Bros. & Wilkii 


is 




124.26 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



21} 



Keystone View Co. 
H. B. McArdle . 
Manual Training Co. 
Milton Bradley 
White Son & Co. . 
Morrison-Skinner Co. 
Carter Ink Co. 
H. C. Hansen Foundry 
Edw. E. Babb Co. 
Hey wood Bros. & W. Co 
Neostyle Sales Co. 
J. L. Hammett Co. 
Samuel Stephens . 
J. W. Gilman & Co. 
A. T. Locke . 
Nat. War Saving Com 
J. W. Grace Co. . 
C. S. Hammond Co. 
Geo. H. Taylor . 
Bates Garage. 
Bumpus & Cook . 
L. E. Knott App. Co. 
Benj. Sanborn Co. 
Geo. W. Abbott . 
Batavia Clamp Co. 
Carter Rice Co. . 
J. H. Osgood 
T. H. Arbing 

C. W. West . 
Rand McNally . 
F. W. Champagne 
Chandler Barber Co. 
Jenkins, Phipps Co. 
Jordan Marsh Co. 
Frank Ridlon Co. 
L. L. McMaster . 

D. E. Pease . 





132.20 




53.40 




31.42 




293.50 




71.69 




5.20 




18.44 


f Co. 


9.25 




54.25 


Co. . 


1.75 




9.01 




539.60 




44.17 




5.03 




4.32 


. 


20.22 




49.15 




8.50 




2.41 




3.25 




. 7.36 




8.17 




2.61 




.75 




39.17 




16.99 




5.32 




.75 




6.35 




14.02 




2.50 




1.75 




.60 




. 1.25 




72.30 




45.30 




5.00 



3,521.23 



Repairs, Supplies (High School) 

C. Bowering 
J. W. Grace . 
G. W. Beasley 
Dana Dudley 
H. G. Vogel Co. 
John Middleton 
W. A. Prescott 



88.43 
3.02 
14.91 
4.85 
30.32 
13.80 
75.13 



214 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



W. 0. Carter 






6.25 


E. E. Eaton . . . 






13.95 


Otto Johnson 






77.30 


W. N. Gray . 






80.54 


Thomas Loughlin 






11.24 


A. C. Verge . 


• 




3.80 


G. H. Taylor 






9.59 


Standard Oil Co. . 






3.10 


Stimpson & Co. . 






8.64 


W. H. Frawley 






59.04 


Water Dept. . . . 






60.27 


Lucas Bros. . 


. 


. 


5.00 


Light Dept. . 






1.44 


Chas. Doyle . 






3.00 


W. E. Simm 






2.00 


Repairs. Supplies (Elementary) : 


C. Bowering ... 934.19 


Dana Dudley 






4.75 


Thomas P. Loughlin 






229.36 


John Middleton . 






23.75 


G. A. Anderson 






25.45 


A. T. Sederquest . 






56.52 


G. H. Taylor 






168.50 


Frank E. Woodard Co. 






20.86 


W. A. Gilchrist . 






9.22 


J. Wallace Grace . 






223.46 


W. E. Knox . 






174.60 


W. A. Prescott 






193.02 


Harrington, King Co. 






3.71 


Water Dept. . 






286.67 


Otto Johnson. 






170.08 


Chas. Doyle . 






; 62.27 


Anderson & Lofstrom 






334.32 


Simon Dulong 






135.25 


W. A. Gilchrist . 






1.40 


S. M. Howes . 






36.30 


Hugh Morgan 






. 216.00 


L. B. Porter . 






7.37 


W. E. Wanamaker 






2.30 


W. 0. Carter 






13.75 


E. E. Eaton . 






74.60 


Hodge Boiler Works 






17.34 


Lucas Bros. . 






14.00 


E. I. Purrington . 






26.77 


M. J. Hallisy 






43.00 


W. N. Gray . 






152.08 



575.62 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



215 



A. J. Wilkinson 


1.57 


Somerville Brush Co. . 


9.09 


Stimpson Co 


41.65 


A. C. Verge .... 


7.90 


Howard Duster Co. 


6.84 


Standard Oil Co. . 


9.60 


G. H. Worcester Co. 


37.25 


Mass. State Prison 


26.00 


Masury- Young Co. 


14.86 


G. W. Beasley . 


4.40 


S. Berry & Son . 


1.00 


Comm. Heating Co. 


11.00 


H. C. Dallman Co. . 


5.65 


A. B. Davis .... 


12.00 


W. H. Frawley 


55.54 


Henry Reid .... 


5.25 


Badger Fire Extinguisher Co. 


54.02 


E-dw. S. Hitchcock 


.70 


John Crosby .... 


15.05 


Henry Doughty . 


77.00 


Geo. B. Eager 


4.50 


Heywood Bros. & W. Co. . 


1.35 


Leeman Packard . 


18.55 


Reformatory for Women 


39.35 


A. A. Butler . 


31.00 


Light Dept 


138.28 


• 
Fuel and Light (High) : 


■ 


Light Dept 


60.02 


Curley Bros 


494.06 


Thomas Hickey . 


383.11 


Killoran Con. Co. 


52.00 


L. E. Bennett 


370.73 


Fuel and Light (Elementary) : 




Light Dept. . 


152.20 


Curley Bros 


1,566.08 


Killoran Con. Co. 


243 . 00 


Thomas Hickey . 


3,003.84 


Melrose Coal & Lumber Co. 


1,508.29 


L. E. Bennett 


1,443.17 


Furniture and Furnishings (High) 




Wm. A. Jefts 


14.00 


Macy Morris Co. . 


10.05 



4,290.29 



1,359.92 



7,916.58 



24.05 



2l6 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Furniture and Furnishings (Elementary) : 



E. M. Oliver 

Heywood Bros. & W. Co. 

Stimpson & Co. . 



1.40 
23.40 

4.80 



29.60 



stage : 



Brown, Howlan^. > — 






22:00 


T. G. O'Connell . 






47.40 


Wright & Potter Co. 






1.06 


Geo. W. Abbott . 






170.33 


0. L. JUammett Co. 






11.17 


Various persons . 






12.45 


H. M. Dolbeare . 






19.33 


School Dept., Petty Cash 


' 


7.77 


Telephone : 


N. E. Tel. & T. Co. . 









291.51 



265.37 



Travelling expenses: 

W. B. Atwell, mileage book . 89. 10 

Various persons, petty cash . 6 . 05 

W. B. Atwell, use of auto . . 160.09 

American Oil & Gas Co., gasoline 5 . 20 

A. D. Cate, travelling expenses 6.00 

C. H. Howe . . . . . 7.25 



273.69 



Health: 

Various persons, nurse . . 727. 50 

Mary K. English, carfares . . 20 . 50 

Sampson Soch. Co., supplies . 2.83 



750.83 



Graduation and Reception: 

American Bank Note Co., 

diplomas .... 
C. A. Jones, music 
H. S. Parker, sundries 
H. C. Spenser, diplomas 
Heywood Bros., use of chairs 
H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 
Geo. O. Russell, taking tickets 



44.00 
29.00 
26.20 
23.02 
12.75 
10.00 
2.00 



146.97 



REPORT OF ' 


FOWN ACCOUNTANT 217 


All other: 






Light- Dept 


6.21 




Various persons, pay roll 


21. 


75 




American Exp. 


7. 


20 




G. H. Taylor . 


2. 


60 




Eaton's Exp. 


■ 29 


35 




John Elanlej'-, Est., rent 


41. 


77 




W. H. Frawley, ashes . 


12 


00 




Odd Fellows Ass'n, rent 


242. 


23 




Dana Dudley 




60 




Royal Typewriter Co. . 




75 




Lucas Bros 


• 


50 




Ross Vardon, sundries 


3 


83 




Warwick & York, sundries . 


1 


45 




John Middleton, repairs 


& 


75 




Brown-Howland Co. . 


8 


50 




H. B. McArdle . . . 




60 


. 


Rand McNally Co. 




64 




School Board Journal . 


2 


00 




N. E. Pub. Co. . 


3 


00 




Frances Hill, labor 


6 


00 




Benj. Sanborn & Co. . 




.61 




A. D. Gate, interpreter 


4 


.20 




Globe- Wernick Co. 


25 


.20 




Neostyle Sales Agency. 


8 


.50 




A. T. Seder quest, lamp 


5 


.00 




Wright-Potter Co. 


1 


.05 




. Bates Garage Co. 


2 


.30 




School Dept., petty cash 


2 


.23 




L. L. McMaster . 


4 


.78 


451.60 






$110,582.01 


Balance, Dec. 31 




1,432.99 
$112,015.00 $112,015.00 


TRA 


DE SCHOOL 

CREDIT 




Appropriation . . . 


DEBIT 


400.00 


City of Boston, tuition . 


$78.50 




City of Newton, tuition 


. 120.00 


198.50 


Balance Dec. 31 




201.50 




400.00 400.00 



2l8 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



SMITH-HTTGHES FUND 

(Contribution from the Federal Government) 

CREDIT 



Contribution 



DEBIT 



Various persons, as per pay roll 



76.30 



76.30 



76.30 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 



76.30 



CREDIT 



Appropriation . 
Dog Tax, 1917 . 
Interest from Trust Funds* 



2,630.00 
853.86 
320.60 



DEBIT 



Salaries : 






H. G. Lee, Librarian . 


$791.60 




Assistants 


842.31 


1,633.91 


Books: 

Silver Burdette Co. 


13.11 




Old Corner Book Store 


17.93 




Little, Brown & Co. 


9.40 




DeWolfe, Fiske Co. . 


790.88 




Ginn & Co 


27.14 




W. B. Clark Co. . 


27.44 




American Book Co. 


18.94 




Houghton, Mifflin Co. 


5.52 




Forest Press .... 


6.11 




J. L. Hammett Co. 


36.15 


952.62 


Reading Room: 






Various persons, pay roll . 


122.15 




H. W. Wilson Co. 


31.60 




C. F. Mansfield . 


147.35 




L. L. McMaster . 


27.00 




Mass. Soc. of May. Desc. . 


3.00 




W. A. Prescott 


1.82 




John Middleton . 


3.70 




H. R. Huntting Co. . 


1.87 


338.49 


Binding 






L. A. Wells .... 




364.12 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



219 



Light: 




Light Dept 




Stationery, Printing and Postage : 




H. M. Dolbeare . 


94.35 


Falcon Press .... 


48.00 


H. B. McArdle . 


15.58 


G. W. Abbott 


6.40 


L. L. McMaster . 


12:38 


Diamond Stamp Work 


2.-70 


Telephone : 




N. E. Tel. & T. Co. . 





192.30 



179.41 



26.09 



All other: 

American Lib. Ass'n, dues 

A. B. Comins, express 

Gaylord Bros. 

C. Latimer, teaming 

Geo-. H. Taylor 

Lucas Bros. . 

W. A. Prescott 

Petty Cash . 



Balance, Dec. 31 



5.00 




13:30 




11:46 




26.00 




1.45 




1.50 




5.44 




53.30 


117.45 




13,804.39 


- 


.07 



$3,804.46 



,804.46 



PARK AND CEMETERY DEPART 

SALARY OF COMMISSIONERS 

— CREDIT 
Appropriation 

DEBIT 

Minot H. Carter, Chairman, 

Mar. 1 to Dec. 31 . 
Geo. W. Abbott, Secretary 



Mar. 1 to Dec. 31 . 
Samuel T. Parker, Mar. 1 to 

Dec. 31 

Balance Dec. 31 



41.67 
41.67 
41.67 



150.00 



125.01 
24.99 



$150.00 



$150.00 



220 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



SALARY OF SECRETARY 



CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Geo. W. Abbott, Jan. 1 to Mar. 1 
Balance Dec. 31 . . 



$50.00 



8.33 
41.67 



$50.00 



$50.00 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 



CREDIT 



Appropriation . 

Interest from Trust Funds 



$2,800.00 
123.75 



DEBIT 



Administration Expenses: 




Lucy C. Braxton . 


.60 


L. L. McMaster . 


.50 


Falcon Press .... 


31.45 


J. T. Paine .... 


1.55 


Labor: 




Labor, as per pay roll . 


• 



Bath House : 

Various persons, as per pay roll 

Band Concerts: 

Ives Band . 
Lynn Cadet Band 



90.40 
190.40 



34.10 



1,059.41 



280.95 



280.80 



All Other: 

J. W. Grace, tools, paint, etc. . 19.55 

Paul Revere Nurseries, shrubs . 24 . 00 

R. J. Farquhar & Co., plants . 39.67 

Chas. Doyle, grading . . . 435.42 

Heywood Bros. & W. Co., repairs 1 . 00 

A. B. Comins, express . .79 

G. H. Taylor, sundries . . 38.87 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


221 


F. E. & E. L. Emery, plants 


19.55 






Sanitas Mfg. Co., repairs . 


3.50 






H. M. Dolbeare .... 


2.50 






Geo. T. McLaughlin Co., repairs 


197.85 






Water Dept 


159.00 






Wanamaker & Feindel, sundries 


6.50 






Bay State Nurseries, shrubs 


60.25 






N. A. Copeland, painting cannon 


21.00 






S. M. Seabury, painting flagpoles 


40.00 






Geo. L. Teague, flag . 


15.00 






Warren F. Howe, work on 








monument 


25.00 






C. S. Knowles, sundries 


16.85 






G. W. Abbott, sundries 


.55 






Wm. H. Murray, painting fence 


25.00 






Ellen Murray, repairing flag 


15.00 






Otto Johnson, painting band- 










100.00 


1,266.85 






$2,922.11 


' 


Balance Dec. 31 . . . 




1.64 






$2,923.75 


$2,923.75 



REMOVAL OF WEEDS 

CREDIT 
Appropriation $500.00 

DEBIT 

Labor, as per pay roll . . . 498 . 48 

Balance Dec. 31 1-52 



$500.00 $500.00 



CEMETERY DEPT. 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... $500.00 

DEBIT 
Labor : 

Various persons, pay roll . . $431.00 



222 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



All Other: 










S. T. Parker, salary Jan. 1 


to 








Mar. 1 




3.89 






H. S. Parker, salary Jan. 1 


to 








Mar. 1 




3.89 






F. H. Marion, Dec. 1 to Mar 


. 1 


5.83 






J. W. Grace, sundries . 




20.65 






Water Dept 




28.15 






Mrs. C. W. West, sheeting 




.98 






H. A. Feindel, cement 




.80 






Chas. J. Martin, sundries . 


* 


3.25 


$68. 


14 




$499. 


14 


Balance Dec. 31 


e 






86 



$500.00 



£500.00 



MEMORIAL DAY G. A. R. 
CREDIT 



Appropriation . 



$250.00 



DEBIT 

Masten & Wells Mfg. Co., flags. $29.21 

Reading Brass Band, music . . 42 . 50 

W. W. Bessey & Son, hacks . 15.00 

H. M. Dolbeare, printing . . 7.50 

Minot H. Carter, flowers . . 92.25 

Lakeside Cem. Corp. . . . 5.00 

Jos. B. McLaughlin, marking flags 3 . 00 

G. H. Driver, postage . . . 1.00 
Balance Dec. 31 



$195.46 
54.54 



$250.00 



$250.00 



MEMORIAL DAY S. W. V. 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



Wm. F. Barrett, flags 
H. M. Dolbeare, printing 
A. S. Parker, bouquets . 
Reading Brass Band, music 



DEBIT 

$3.00 

3.00 

14.00 

30.00 



$50.00 



$50.00 



$50.00 



$50.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


223 


MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 




CREDIT 






Appropriation 






$1,200.00 


DEBIT 






J. W. Grace, repairs Wake-Est. 


$17.61 






Water Dept., water rates, Wake- 








Est. 


49.83 






C. Bowering, repairs Wake-Est. 


31.00 


98.44 




G. W. Abbott, printing . 




3.00 




Chester J. Dolan, refund taxes 




2.00 




Carter Ink Co., ink .... 




2.20 




Lakeside Cem. Corp., care soldiers' 








graves 


3.00 






F. E. Stoddard, care soldiers' graves 


21.50 


24.50 




American Ex. Co., express 




.30 




J. W. Poland, soldier's burial 




50.00 




Thomas Groom & Co., soldiers' 








record book .... 


7.00 






Library Bureau, cards 


4.47 


11.47 




H. M. Dolbeare .... 




* -85 




Robert McDonald, refund of taxes 




2.00 




William Blanchard, banner . 




19.50 




Cornelius Donovan, postage . 




.55 




L. L. McMaster, sundry 




.50 






$215.31 




Balance Dec. 31 




984.69 






$1,200.00 


$1,200.00 



INSURANCE ACCOUNT 
CREDIT 



Appropriation . 








* 






DEBIT 




Ethel F. Collins 


. $150.00 




C. L. Bancroft . 








375.00 




Edw. B. Kelly . 








225.00 




C. F. Hartshorne & Son 






861.86 




A. R. Perkins . 








150.00 




G. W. Abbott, printing 






2.50 


1,764.36 


Balance Dec. 


31 








35.64 



$1,800.00 



$1,800.00 



$1,800.00 



224 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



WAR EMERGENCY CHAP. 264 ACT 1917 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



$1,500.00 



DEBIT 



State Guard Co. H: 

John L. Dowling, uniforms 
Wm. B. Feindall, uniforms 
Francis H. Marion, uniforms 
Heywood Bros. & Wake. Co., 

chairs 

B. Orenthcher, mess equipment 
W. E. Knox, camp equipment , 
H. A. Feindel, trucking 



$156 


70 


156 


20 


155 


70 


36 


00 


29 


25 


20 


67 


30 


00 



.52 



Food Production: 



M. E. Dellinger, demonstra- 




tions .... 


3.81 


H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 


8.00 


F. E. Cutler, ploughing 


250.50 


Ralph Edmands, ploughing 


80.00 


Charles Doyle, ploughing . 


177.50 


Gibbons Con. Co. 


24.00 



543.81 



Sundries : 



R. E. Kibbe, resolutions 
National Fire Works Co., red 

light 

Geo. L. Teague, red light . 
Wakefield Italian Band, music . 


52.00 

30.00 
20.99 
50.00 


152.99 




Balance Dec. 31 




$1,281.32 
218.68 






$1,500.00 


$1,500.00 


REFUND OF TAXES 
f 

CREDIT 
Appropriation 


> 


$184.09 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



DEBIT 



Mary T. Killoran, refund of taxes 



$184.09 



Appropriation 



$184.09 



JULY 4th, 1918 
CREDIT 



DEBIT 



225 



$184.09 



$50.00 



Princess Theatre .... 
Balance Dec. 31 . . . 


$45.00 
5.00 






$50.00 


$50.00 


FIRST AID ROOM 






CREDIT 










$500.00 


DEBIT 






Roscoe G. Wells, fixtures, equip- 
Balance Dec. 31 


$85.00 
415.00 





$500.00 $500.00 



TEACHERS' RETIREMENT FUND 

CREDIT 

Deductions from Teachers' Salaries 



DEBIT 



Mass. Teachers' Ret. Board . 



$2,205.25 



5,205.25 



$2,205.25 $2,205.25 



226 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Appropriation 



RESERVE FUND 



CREDIT 



Transfer to School Dept. 
Transfer to Water Main 
Transfer to Water Services 
Transfer to Health Dept. 



Balance Dec. 31 



DEBIT 



$600.00 


1,000.00 


200.00 


300.00 


$2,100.00 


2,900.00 



$5,000.00 



$5,000.00 



),000.00 



OAK STREET LAND DAMAGE 

CREDIT 
Balance from 1917 . 



DEBIT 



Balance Dec. 31 



$88.50 



$88.50 



NAHANT STREET LAND DAMAGE 
CREDIT 



Balance from 1917 . 



DEBIT 



Balance Dec. 31 



$336.00 



$336.00 



WATER STREET LAND DAMAGE 
CREDIT 
Balance from 1917 .... 



$88.50 



$88.50 



$336.00 



$336.00 



$165.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



227 



DEBIT 



Balance Dec. 31 



COURT FINES 

CREDIT 
W. B. Tyler, Clerk of Court . . 

DEBIT 

W. B. Tyler, officers' fees, expenses 
Balance Dec. 31 



$165.00 



$165.00 



$118.15 
427.35 



$545.50 



MIDDLESEX COUNTY TAX 
CREDIT 



Appropriation . 
Treasurer of County 



DEBIT 



$14,064.50 



$165.00 



$545.50 



$545.50 



$14,064.50 



$14,064.50 $14,064.50 



Appropriation 



STATE AID 
CREDIT 



DEBIT 



Various persons (Civil War) . . $2,220.00 
Various persons (German War) . 1,659.00 
Balance Dec. 31 



MILITARY AID 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



3,879.00 
1,621.00 



$5,500.00 



>,500.00 



;,500.00 



$200.00 



228 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 


- — ~ 




DEBIT 






Various persons (Spanish War) 


$75.00 




Balance Dec. 31 


DLDIERS' RELH 


125.00 






$200.00 


200.00 


S( 


IF 






CREDIT 












$3,500.00 


Refund 


DEBIT 




8.00 


Various persons (Civil War) 


. 2,941.00 






Various persons (Spanish War) . 90 . 00 


$3,031.00 




Balance Dec. 31 


X AND OTHER 


477.00 






$3,508.00 


$3,508.00 


STATE TA 


CHARGES 






CREDIT 








DEBIT 




$48,941.19 


State Tax 




$28,380.00 




Charles River Basin, int. 




483.51 




Charles River Basin, main 




652.83 




Charles River Basin, bonds 




41.90 




Met. Parks Loan 




312.50 




" " int. 


^ . 


1,481.84 




" " main 




3,294.81 




" " bonds . 




84.84 




" " Loan No. 2 . 




59.23 




" int. No. 2 . 




429.90 




" " main No. 2 . 




718.76 




" " bonds No. 2 




116.03 




" " Nant. Main . 




199.44 




Wellington Bridge . 




12.38 




Met. Sewer 




2,514.24 




" int. 




4,864.62 




" " main 




4,790.36 




" bonds . 




504.00 






$48,941 . 19 


$48,941.19 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



229 



NEW MONTROSE SCHOOL 
CREDIT 



Balance from 1917 . 



,490.71 



DEBIT 



Commonwealth Heating Co., 




heating 


$2,354.80 


Chester Patten, builder . 


12,347.36 


C. L. Hoffman & Son, cutting 




brush 


11.25 


Hoyt & Perkins, architects 


445.47 


A. T. Seder quest, wiring 


10.85 


Dalton Lighting Co., elec. fixtures 


110.50 


G. H. Worcester Co., steel mats . 


18.27 


Heywood Bros. & W. Co., furniture 


611.12 


Edw. Caldwell, furniture 


14.50 


Lucas Bros., furniture 


18.00 


S. H. Davis Co., hardware 


325.00 


Frank Toth, grading 


139.50 


L. E. Bennett, coal . 


22.92 


Wm. H. Kelly Co., shades 


48.32 


J. D. Schurman, gravel . 


12.85 



$16,490.71 



$16,490.71 $16,490.71 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT DEPARTMENT 



GENERAL ACCOUNT 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 

Receipts 1918 

Transfer from Depreciation . . . 

Transfer from Fire Alarm 

Refunds 



$28,000.00 

110,407.90 

619.89 

27.12 

22.66 



Transferred to Depreciation 



DEBIT 



$8,044.83 



230 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Commissioners* Salaries : 



Edwin C. Miller, Chairman, 
12 mo. to Dec. 31 . 

L. Wallace Sweetser, 12 mo. 
to Dec. 31 .... 

John M. Cameron, 12 mo. to 
Dec. 31 

Sidney L. Cole, Manager 

Maud V. Howard, bookkeeper . 

Marion O' Neil, bookkeeper 

Ethel M. Scammon, bookkeeper 

Ruth E. Kalberg, clerk 

Marjorie E. Vint, bookkeeper . 
Labor as per pay roll 
Bonds and notes .... 
Interest payments .... 



$100.00 



100.00 



100.00 



300.00 

1,818.90 

1,170.50 

867.00 

708.00 

118.92 

20.67 

35,661.64 

12,500.00 

2,751.25 



Printing, Postage and Advertising: 



Geo. W. Abbott 


50.50 


W. S. Greenough 


14.96 


H. M. Dolbeare 


290.35 


Addressograph Co. 


4.33 


Wilkins Press . 


7.28 


H. B. McArdle . 


4.24 


Geo. E. Dunbar 


24.50 


Light Dept., advertising 


9.60 


Telephone : 




N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. . .. . 




Office Expense: 




Ideal Ventilator Co. 


7.50 


Munic. Light Assn. . 


10.00 


M. E. Cunningham . 


18.50 


Burroughs Add. Mach. Co. 


5.80 


Wm. Blanchard Co. . 


10.90 


John Middleton 


2.00 


Addressograph Co. . 


5.49 


H. B. McArdle . . . 


5.25 


A. C. Gibson Co. 


44.76 


Otto Johnson 


19.20 


H. M. Dolbeare . 


113.04 



405.76 



238.20 



242.44 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



231 



Repairs to Plant: 



Braman, Dow Co. 


33.56 


Crosby Steam Gage Co. . 


24.01 


H. A. Feindel . 


24.11 


Wanamaker & FeindeJ , . 


38.20 


A. T. Locke . 


5.81 


E. I. Purrington 


124.96 


Davis & Farnum Mfg. Co. 


42.50 


Curry Bros. Oil Co. 


22.80 


Gould's Mfg. Co. 


14.88 


Killoran Con. Co. 


7.00 


Hodge Boiler Works 


21.78 


C. A. G. Winther Co. 


13.00 


G.H.Taylor . . . 


4.01 


Sanitas Mfg. Co. 


7.00 


C. A. Claffin Co. . 


2.20 


P. H. & F. M. Roots Co. . 


3.90 


Thomas Hickey . 


.65 


Worthington Pump Co. 


8.50 


Braman, Dow Co. 


1.15 


Waldo Bros. 


1,076.42 


Lead Lined P. Co. 


7.59 


Bayer Steam Blower Co. . 


49.00 


Boston & Maine R. R. 


7.35 


W. E. Knox 


26.25 


C. A. Schieren Co. 


72.77 


Brown Instrumental Co. . 


16.16 


H. S. Sorenson . 


3.75 


Jemkins Bros. 


54.30 


Chas. Martin 


2.00 


Town of Wakefield . 


2.24 


E. I. Purrington 


71.19 


Melrose Coal Co. 


4.08 


Gen'l Elec. Co. 


5.34 


Westinghouse Brake Co. . 


3.48 


J. W. Grace 


2.94 


J. Laybolt .... 


2.00 


Rutland Fire Clay Co. 


7.00 


Johns-Manville Co. . 


55.49 


John Cabot 


48.00 


Repairs to Real Estate : 




A. T. Locke 


77.09 


Sanitas Mfg. 


24.75 


Chas. J. Martin 


20.95 


Geo. H. Taylor . 


9.14 



1,917.37 



232 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



H. A. Feindel 
A. S. Parker 
W. A. Prescott 



9.78 
5.00 
3.63 



150.34 



Oil Waste : 

Indian Refining Co. 
Curry Bros. Oil Co. 
Lead Lined P. Co. 



81.96 

57.07 

3.70 



142.73 



Tools: 




Brown Instrument Co. 


123.11 


Wanamaker & Feindel 


238.92 


Grether Fire Equp Co. 


12.90 


Margaret Hannaford . 


27.00 


Connelly Sponge Co. 


18.30 


M. E. Ballou & Son . 


34.10 


N. Tufts Meter Co. 


38.00 


Waldo Bros. 


17.94 


H. L. Bond & Co. . 


77.04 


Walworth Mfg. Co. . 


11.40 


C. J. Martin 


1.50 


Geo. H. Taylor . 


1.35 


Braman, Dow Co. 


52.36 


Geo. M. Kelly . 


1.80 


American Motor Co. 


242.00 


Greenfield Tap & Disc 


26.82 


Curry Bros. Oil Co. . 


44.10 


J. Laybolt .... 


11.00 


Western Elec. Co. 


.67 


W. E. Knox 


1.70 


Welsbach .... 


1.39 



983.40 



Gas Oil, Coal Freight: 




Westmorland Coal Co. 


18,274.86 


Standard Oil Co. 


6,164.01 


Boston & Maine 


3,495.85 


Castner, Curran & Bullett 


526.02 


N. E. Coke Co 


10,870.91 


Lynn Gas & Elec. Co. 


212.03 


Indian Refining Co. 


18.00 


Current : 




Edison Elec. Co. 


16,281.66 


Reading Light Board 


54.48 



39,561.68 



16,336.14 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



>33 



Lights : 




Wanamaker & Feindel 


25.15 


Edison Lamp Wks. . 


54.72 


Stuart-Howland Co. . 


111.72 


Lines : 




Gen. Elec. Co 


.63 


Western Elec. Co. 


148.77 


A. T. Sederquest. 


2.15 


N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 


331.89 


Bay State Ry. Co. 


318.34 


Johns-Manville Co. . 


7.32 


H. L. Bond Co 


15.12 


Geo. Buckminster . . . 


1.20 


Geo. H. Taylor . . 


5.85 


J. Laybolt 


.17 


N. E. Paint & Var. Co. . 


39.54 


Reading Light Board 


3.96 


Meters: 


1 


Westinghouse Elec. Mfg. Co. 


13.43 


General Elec. Co. 


1" 71 

J- 4 . 1 X. 


Nathan Tufts 


238.66 


Sprague Meter Co. . 


14.79 


M. R. Patten . 


24.00 


Gas Stoves: 




Detroit Stove Works Co. . 


1.80 


Wm. M. Crane Co. . 


6.99 


Weir Stove Co. . 


237.32 


Edw. Caldwell . 


23.93 


Geo. H. Taylor 


4.44 


Various persons . ... 


1.04 


Stack Heater Co. 


1.05 


Walker Pratt Co. 


24.50 


Wanamaker & Feindel 


.75 


Genl. Gas Light Co. . 


13.33 


Boston Con. Gas. Co. 


4.32 


E. S. Hitchcock 


2.96 


W. M. Crane 


177.26 


Sanitas Mfg. Co. 


2.25 


Stable Expense 




W. H. Grant 


20.00 


G. M. Kelly 


72.10 


L. H. Kirk 


388.42 



191.59 



874.94 



308.59 



501.94 



234 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Wakefield Harness Co. 


2.60 


Wanamaker & Feindel 


6.78 


Curley,Bros 


343.28 


R. H. North . 


2.50 


F. H. Arbing . 


23.05 


Insurance : 




C. L. Bancroft . 


44.00 


C. F. Hartshorne & Son . 


491.00 


Edw. B. Kelley . 


89.00 


A. R. Perkins . 


29.10 


Auto Expense: 




Bates Garage Co. 


113.10 


Wakefield Tire Co. . 


22.40 


Jos. J. Hughes . 


602.18 


Signal Motor Truck Co. . 


68.92 


Wharton Ford 


116.76 


Wakefield Harness Co. 


4.00 


S. L. Cole .... 


13.92 


Wanamaker & Feindel 


37.45 


Silverton Tire Co. 


40.45 


Hayes & Chase . 


3.54 


Eastern Motor Sales Co. . 


31.02 


W. H. Tyzzer, Jr. ' . 


3.00 


E. I. Purrington 


5.75 


Various persons, petty cash 


20.80 


Standard Oil Co. 


142.83 


Curry Bros. Oil Co. . 


67.95 


Reading Rubber Co. . 


2.20 


Tire Service Co. 


90.70 


J. Laybolt .... 


.45 


Signal Motor Truck Co. . 


3.70 


Reading Garage 


53.47 


Stock: 




A. M. Morton & Co. 


. 2,205.84 


Weir Stove Co. . 


483.24 


Pettingell Andrews Co. 


298.40 


Western Elec. Co. 


622.66 


Edison Lamp Works 


1,435.53 


Stuart-Howland Co. . 


148.96 


Welsbach Co. 


245.69 


W. M. Crane Co. 


394.36 


Stuart-Howland Co. . 


125.36 


Braman, Dow Co. 


128.25 



858.73 



653.10 



1,444.59 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



235 



S. R. Dresser Mfg. Co 


. . . 78.10 


Boston & Maine R. R 


6.69 


Geo. H. Buckminster 


195.30 


Genl. Elec. Co. . 


133.38 


Stack Heater Co. 


70.50 


Sanitas Mfg. "Co. 


108.52 


H. Mueller Co. 


125.11 


American Metal Hose 


Co.' . 3.88 


Wetmore Savage Co. 


94.88 


Genl. Gas Light Co. . 


15.05 


Reading Light Board 


40.00 


Mains : 




Bonney & Dutton 


33.60 


H. A. Feindel . 


27.05 


Curley Bros. 


7.00 


Thos. Hickey 


7.35 


Geo. H. Taylor 


1.62 


Jenkins Bros. 


14.11 


B. & M. R. R. . 


5.00 


Braman, Dow Co. 


28.18 


Jobbing Gas: 




Welsbach Co. 


2.56 


J. W. Grace Co. 


. ■ . . 2.80 


Sanitas Co. 


.75 


Boston Con. Gas Co. 


3.60 


Walworth Mfg. Co. 


40.25 


Jobbing Elec. : 




Western Elec. Co. 


51.04 


Genl. Elec. Co. . 


. 1,570.17 


Stuart-Howland Co. 


. • . . 13.53 


Geo. H. Taylor . 


1.83 


Wetmore-Savage Co. 


40.73 


Simplex Wire & Cab] 


eCo. . 55.85 


Pettengill- Andrews C 


0. . . 36.20 


Stack Heater Co. 


3.50 


AH Others: 




Edw. S. Hitchcock 


22.78 


Geo. H. Taylor . 


66.18 


Carter-Carter Meigs 


Co. . . 16.60 


Chadwick-Boston Le 


ad Co. . 15.41 


Geo. E. Moncrief 


78.92 


Bonney & Dutton 


7.50 



6,959.70 



123.91 



49.96 



1,772.85 



236 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



American Oil & Gas Co. . 


10. 10 




John Jeff ery 


7.00 




Water Dept. 


12.00 




H. & L. Chase 


21.60 




Chas. J. Martin 


13.00 




Pettengell- Andrews Co. 


65.00 




H. A. Feindel . 


1.50 




Bates Garage Co. 


1.50 




Davis & Farnum Co. 


118.40 




American Gas Light Journal 


3.50 




Reading Gas Light Co. 


8.06 




Genl. Elec. Co. 


.78 




Comm. of Mass. 


72.66 




Connelly Iron Sponge Co. 


378.00 




Frank Ridlon 


37.24 




Petty cash, various persons 


434.96 


1,394.69 




$139,074.36 


Balance 




3.21 



$139,077.57 $139,077.57 



DEPRECIATION ACCOUNT 
CREDIT 



Balance from 1917 
March Appropriation 
Transfer from "General" 



$17.75 

820.00 

5,044.83 



DEBIT 



Transferred to "General" 




$619.89 


Labor as per pay roll 




477.22 


Material : 






Pettengell and Andrews 


$543.62 




Western Electric Co. 


1,635.03 




N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 


59.68 




Geo. H. Buckminster Co. 


7.75 




Stuart-Howland Co. 


118.08 




Washington Elec. Sup. Co. 


21.84 




Simplex Wire Co. 


130.00 




A. M. Morton Co. . 


47.66 


2,563.66 



REPORT OF 


TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


237 


Extension of Mains : 








Labor as per pay roll 




483.46 




Material : 








Carter, Carter, Meigs Co. 


106.72 




i 


Sprague Meter Co. 


145.14 






Thomas Hickey 


1.50 






H. A Feindel 


1.50 






J. Laybolt . . . 


5.40 






Gibby Foundry Co. 


102.06 






Lead L. I. P. Co. 


39.94 


402.26 




Meters and Transformers 








Genl. Elec. Co. 


772.78 






Stuart-Howland Co. . 


965.88 






Chadwick-Boston Lead Co. 


15.41 






Nathan Tufts Meter Co. . 


1,059.21 




/ 


Sprague Meter Co. 


118.38 






Davis Farnum . 


102.20 






J. Laybolt .... 


.88 


3,034.74 




All Others: 








Petty cash 




29.05 




- 


$7,610.28 




Balance Dec. 31 




1,272.30 






$8,882.58 


$8,882.58 



FIRE ALARM ACCOUNT 





CREDIT 






DEBIT 




Transferred to "General" 




$27.12 


Gamewell Fire Alarm Co. 




187.56 


W. A. Prescott 




1.58 


J. Laybolt .... 




3.00 


G. H. Taylor 




6.14 


H. S. Sorenson 




4.60 






69.25 


E. I. Purrington 




8.50 


Geo. Buckminster Co. 




10.56 



,420.00 



238 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD, 

H. A. Feindel 8.49 

Bonney & Dutton ........ .75 

Various persons, petty cash . . . . 45 . 12 

Labor, as per pay rolls 640 . 42 

$1,013.09 
Balance Dec. 31 ...... 406.91 



$1,420.00 $1,420.00 



GUARANTEE DEPOSITS ACCOUNT 

CHARLES S. SPAULDING, MGR. 

Jan. 1, 1918, cash on hand $1,974.00 

Despoits 1918 $630.00 

Payments 1918 410.00 

Cash on hand Dec. 31 2,194.00 

$2,604.00 $2,604.00 

The above account has been examined and the balance of $2,194.00 is 
invested as follows, Liberty Bonds $1,500.00; Wakefield Savings Bank, 
$500.00; Wakefield National Bank, $114.00; cash on hand, $80.00. 

H. A. SIMONDS 

Town Accountant. 

WATER AND SEWERAGE DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF COMMISSIONERS 

CREDIT 
Appropriation $300.00 

DEBIT 

Chas. H. Learoyd, Chairman, 12 

mo. to Dec. 31 .... $100.00 

Arthur S. Hill, 12 mo. to Dec. 31 100.00 

Jas. H. Kimball, 4 mo. to May 1 . 33.33 

Harry M. Wheeler, 8 mo. to Dec. 31 66. 67 $300. 00 

$300.00 $300.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



239 



WATER MAINTENANCE 



CREDIT 



Appropriation . 
Transfer from Construction 
Transfer from Reserve Fund 
Refunds .... 



,770.00 
5,000.00 
1,000.00 

309.59 



DEBIT 



O. H. Starkweather, Supt., 6 mo. 






to June 30th 


$399.88 




Morrison Merrill, Supt., 6 mo. to 






Dec. 31 


725.33 


$1,125.21 


A. B. Perkins, Clerk . 


291.67 




M. F. Blodgett, Clerk . 


571.17 




Various persons, Asst. Clerks 


217.00 


1,079.84 


Office Expense : 






H. M. Dolbeare . 


$74.65 




Autographer Reg. Co. . 


59.42 




N. E. Laundry Co. 


2.43 




N. E. T. & Tel. Co. . 


64.31 




Geo. W. Abbott . 


92.40 




American Surety Co. . 


5.00 




A. T. Howard Co. / . 


30.00 




The Elliott Co. ... 


18.38 




Various persons, petty cash 


12.85 




W. S. Greenough . 


2.75 




Brown-Howland Co. . 


4.00 




H. E. Pryor . . . . 


10.00 




L. L. McMaster . 


3.35 




Underwood Type. Co. 


4.00 




Eugene F. Seavey " . 


4.00 




Joseph Taggart 


5.50 




Fred'k B. Snyder . 


5.63 




Otto Johnson 


15.10 


$413.77 


Labor: 






Labor as per pay roll . 




$15,995.03 


Meters, Pipe, etc. : 






Blanchard & Butler 


39.20 




Walworth Mfg. Co. . 


322.52 




National Meter Co. 
Geo. H. Snell 


380.01 
40.32 





240 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



L6ad Lined I. Pipe Co 
Light Dept. . 
H. Mueller Co. . • 
Wadsworth Mfg. Co. 
Neptune Meter Co. 
Gibby Mfg. Co. . 
Geo. H. Taylor 
Sanitas Mfg. Co. . 
W. E. Knox . 
Warren Foundry Co. 



417.55 
14.50 

178.92 

2.62 

4.20 

115.97 

.90 

4.00 

4.80 

85.77 



,611.28 



Equipment and Repairs: 

H. L. Bond Co. . 
Spalding, Moss Co. 
Geo. A. Barrows . 
Chadwick-Boston Lead Co 
Carbic Mfg. Co. . 
Dodge-Haley Co. . 
Crosby Steam Gauge Co. 
Geo. H. Taylor 
Cyclone Grate-Car Co. 
Wallace & Tiernan Co. 
Heyvvood Bros. & W. Co. 
Globe Rubber Co. 
W. & B. Douglass 
Curry Bros. Oil Co. 
National Meter Co. 
Wanamaker & Feindel 
Quaker City Rubber Works 
Walworth Mfg. Co. . 
Chapman Valve Mfg. Co. 
Lead L. I. Pipe Co. 
Worthington Pump Mach. Co. 
Edw. S. Hitchcock 
Carbic Mfg. Co. . 



264.92 

7.45 

45.23 

73.60 

37.75 

9.59 

3.75 

4.06 

198.00 

400.00 

1.25 

3.25 

36.00 

4.02 

140.60 

18.04 

79.12 

48.70 

7.75 

.50 

14.40 

.75 

4.85 



1,403.58 



Auto Expense: 



Standard Oil Co. . 


542.60 


J. J. Hughes .... 


379.13 


O. H. Starkweather 


95.14 


G. Sullo 


92.25 


Bates Garage 


461.56 


Reading Tire Shop 


3.00 


Various persons, petty cash 


6.00 


O. R. Perkins, insurance 


128.00 


Curry Bros. Oil Co. 


4.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



241 



Silverton Tire Co. 
Wanamaker & Feindel 
Butts & Ordway . 
Joseph Palmer 
Edw. S. Hitchcock 
Tire Service Co. . 
International Harvester Co 
E. H. Chapin 



Freight Coal: 

Chas. Doyle .... 
Boston & Maine R. R. 
Carbon Coal & Coke Co. . 
Chesapeake & Ohio Coal Co. 
Castner, Curran & Bullit . 
Northern Coal Co. 
John Toomey Est. 

Stable Expense: 

W. H. Grant 

Curley Bros 

Wakefield Harness Co. 
T. H. Arbing 
Wanamaker & Feindel 
Palmer Corbett 

Truck Hire: 

H. A. Feindel 

H. A. Kimball . 

Morrison-Skinner Co. 

W. E. Knox . 

Chas. Doyle . 

G. Dagata 

S. Berry & Son . 

R. S. Bridges 

Curley Bros. . 

A. T. Locke . 

All Other: 

Morse Esner . 
Light Dept. . 
Mullen's Exp. 
Standard Oil Co. 
H. L. Bond Co. 
H. A. Feindel 
Curry Bros. Oil Co. 
Electro Bleaching Gas Co. 



4. 


80 


7. 


82 


5. 


00 


20. 


79 


17. 


75 


1. 


25 


37. 


00 


3. 


00 


154.08 


. 1,048. 


02 


. 375. 


11 


261. 


47 


. 2,297. 


15 


. 3,059. 


01 


64. 


14 


10. 


00 


90. 


30 


4 


00 


6 


10 


6. 


73 


4. 


00 


650 


00 


895 


.00 


207 


.22 


. 1,127 


.25 


336 


.67 


24 


.00 


12 


.00 


222 


.75 


128 


.50 


200.25 


6 


.00 


666 


.98 


2 


.45 


129 


.41 


24 


.25 


25 


.78 


21 


.91 


214 


:.62 



1,809.09 



7,258.98 



121.13 



3,803.64 



242 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Boston Bio-Chemical Co. . 


57.75 




Chadwick-Boston Lead Co. 


30.00 




W. E. Knox 


10.41 




G. H. Taylor . . 


26.19 




Braman Dow Co. 


4.90 




Ernest Mortimer . 


19.00 




Carbic Mfg. Co 


7.60 




Cambridge Smelting Co. . 


32.92 




American Exp. Co. 


30.28 




Eagle Oil Supply Co. . 


27.80 




Killoran Cont. Co. 


94.08 




Wanamaker & Feindel 


48.70 




M. E. Clemons . 


55.41 




N. E. Tel. & T. Co. . 


91.00 




New England Towel Co. 


13.60 




J. W. Grace Co 


2.68 




A. B. Comins . 


1.79 




Curley Bros 


2.00 




C. Latimer 


1.00 




Chas. E. Walton . 


150.00 




Various persons, petty cash 


27.07 




0. R. Perkins 


58.57 




Geo. E. Winslow . 


6.57 




John P. Meade Co. 


40.11 




B. & M. R. R 


1.04 




Eagle Oil & Supply Co. 


21.70 




W. A. Prescott 


1.44 




E. S. Hitchcock . 


2.80 




0. H. Starkweather 


110.78 




H. M. Dolbeare . 


3.05 




Gibby Foundry Co. 


58.30 




Chas. Doyle .... 


63.00 




ToAvn of Wakefield 


.56 




Cotter Bros 


.37 




Max Rosenfield 


25.00 




Pettingell-Andrews 


.65 




American Motor Equip. Co. 


6.30 




A. A. Butler .... 


10.00 




0. G. Osborn 


38.25 




Town of Stoneham 


151.37 




Weston & Sampson 


23.04 




C. Bowering .... 


3.75 




Rensellaer Valve Co. . 


1.58 




Autographic Reg. Co. . 


.50 




National Meter Co. 


1.51 


2,455.82 



Balance Dec. 31 



,077.37 
2.22 



$37,079.59 $37,079.59 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



243 



WATER CONSTRUCTION 



CREDIT 









$6,000.00 




DEBIT 




20.35 


Transferred to Maintenance . 




$5,000.00 




Labor, as per pay roll 




350.27 




Material : 








Cambridge Smelting Co. 


50.00 






Rensellaer Valve Co. . 


352.90 






H. L. Bond Co. . 


5.00 






Lead L. I. P. Co. . 


111.41 






Quaker City Rubber Co. . 


5.00 


«. 




Standard Oil Co. . 


23.41 






Gibby Foundry Co. 


29.77 






M. Arenstein Co. . 


39.20 


616.69 






$5,966.96 




Balance Dec. 31 




53.39 






$6,020.35 


$6,020.35 



WATER SERVICES 



CREDIT 



Appropriation . 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 



,200.00 
200.00 



Labor, as per pay roll 



DEBIT 



735.98 



Material : 






Walworth Mfg. Co. . 


59.67 




Arthur Akroyd 


7.50 




Lead L. I. P. Co. . 


. 411.60 




Pettingell-Andrews Co. 


.81 




Sumner & Gerald 


129.53 


609.11 




$1,345.09 


Balance Dec. 31 


. 


54.91 



$1,400.00 



$1,400.00 



244 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



BONDS AND NOTES 



CREDIT 



Appropriation 



Campbridge Savings Bank 
Nat. City Bank, Lynn 
Maiden Savings Bank 
Comm. Trust Co. . 



DEBIT 

. $1,500.00 
. 1,000.00 
. 1,500.00 
. 8,000.00 



12,000.00 



INTEREST ACCOUNT 



CREDIT 





DEBIT 


Comm. Trust Co. . 


. $5,040.00 


Cambridge Savings Bank 


. 270.00 


Comm. of Mass. 


. 1,480.00 


Nat. City Bank, Lynn 


22.50 


Ida L. Fox, Trustee 


. 472.50 


Maiden Savings Bank 


33.75 



7,318.75 



$7,318.75 



$12,000.00 



$12,000.00 $12,000.00 



',318.75 



',318.75 



SEWER MAINTENANCE 
CREDIT 



Appropriation .... 
Transfer from Sewer Connections 



A. R. Perkins, Clerk 
Labor, as per pay roll 

Tools and Equipment: 
M. A. Esner . 



DEBIT 



$100.00 
945.65 



11.00 



,200.00 
50.02 



REPORT OF 


TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


245 


Pipe and Fittings : 








J. W. Grace .... 


12.60 






W. E. Knox .... 


29.95 


42.55 




Auto Expense: 








Standard Oil Co. . 


58.59 






Heywood Bros. & W. Co. . 


2.65 


61.24 




All Others: 








H. A. Feindel 


3.65 






J. Wallace Grace . 


7.60 






Standard Oil Co. . 


13.75 






W. E. Knox .... 


10.15 


* 




Winchester Brick Co. . 


27.50 


62.65 






$1,223.09 




Balance Dec. 31 




26.93 






$1,250.02 


$1,250.02 



SEWER CONNECTIONS 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Transfer to Sewer Maintenance 

Labor : 

Various persons, as per pay roll 

Pipe and Fittings : 

W. E. Knox . . 

G. H. Taylor . . 

H. A. Feindel 

W. A. Gilchrist 



Balance Dec. 31 



$50.02 



288.22 



26.30 




20.01 




54.00 




36.70 


137.01 




$475.25 




524.75 



$1,000.00 



$1,000.00 



$1,000.00 



Balance from 1917 



SEWER EXTENSIONS 
CREDIT 



$69.68 



246 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



DEBIT 



Labor, as per pay rolls 



$69.68 



.68 



INTEREST ACCOUNT 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Various persons, discount on tern. 

loans 

Cambridge Savings Bank(Sewer) 
Comm. Trust Co. (Sewer) 
Nat. City Bank of Lyuin (Sewer) 
Comm. of Mass. (Sewer) 
Old Colony Trust Co. (School) 
Comm. Trust Co. (School) 
Comm. of Mass. (School) 
Wakefield Trust Co. (Highway) 
Preston Pond (Highway) 
Cambridge Savings Bank 



Balance Dec. 31 



$114.50 

2,555.00 

22.50 

4,025.00 

1,675.00 

210.00 

40.00 

200.00 

95.00 



$11,848.63 



6,717.00 



1,925.00 

295.00 
54.00 

$20,839.63 
60.37 



.68 



$20,900.00 



$20,900.00 $20,900.00 



MATURING DEBT 
CREDIT 



Appropriation 



Cambridge Savings Bank (Sewer) 
Nat. City Bank of Lynn (Sewer) 
Comm. of Mass. (Sewer) 
Wakefield Trust Co. (Highwaj^) 
Old Colony Trust Co. (School) 
Comm. of Mass. (School) 
Comm. Trust Co. (School) 

All Other: 

Cambridge Savings Bank . 



DEBIT 

$3,100.00 
1,000.00 
5,000.00 

4,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,500.00 



9,100.. 00 
10,000.00 



6,500.00 



900.00 



$26,500.00 



$26,500.00 $26,500.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 247 



NET BONDED DEBT (Balancing Account) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . §506,400.00 

Borrowed 1918 (Lowell St.) . . 4,000.00 

Payments for 1918 .... 351,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . $459,400.00 



8510,400.00 8510,400.00 



HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1917 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . 86,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... 86,000.00 



86.000.00 86,000.00 



LOWELL STREET CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1917 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . 14,000.00 

Pavments 1918 .... 84.000.00 



84.000.00 84.000.00 



LOWELL STREET CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1918 

Borrowed 1918 84,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 84,000.00 



84,000.00 S4.000.00 



MOTOR FIRE APPARATUS LOAN 1914 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . 81,800.00 

Payments 1918 900.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 900.00 



$1,800.00 81,803.03 



SEWERAGE LOAN (1st Issue) 1900 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . 8175,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... 85,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 170,000.00 



8175,000.00 8175,000.00 



248 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



SEWERAGE LOAN (2nd Issue) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $13,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 (1st payt. due 1923) 13,000.00 



$13,000.00 $13,000.00 



ELM AND ARMORY STREETS SEWER LOAN 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $1,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... 1,000.00 



$1,000.00 $1,000.00 



MAIN AND FRANKLIN STREETS SEWER LOAN 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $500.00 

Payments 1918 .' . . . $500.00 



$500.00 $500.00 



UPPER GOULD STREET SEWER LOAN 1914 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $500.00 

Payments 1918 . ... . $500.00 



$500.00 $500.00 



PARK AVENUE SEWER LOAN 1915 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $2,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... $1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 1,000.00 



$2,000.00 $2,000.00 



JUNCTION SCHOOL HOUSE LOAN, 1901 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $6,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... $1,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 , . 4,500.00 



>,000.00 $6,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 2^0 



HURD SCHOOLHOUSE LOAN 1898 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $1,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... 1,000.00 



$1,000.00 $1,000.00 



MONTROSE SCHOOLHOUSE LOAN 1917 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $25,000.00 

Payments 1918 . . . . $1,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 23,500.00 



$25,000.00 $25,000.00 



HIGH SCHOOL SITE LOAN 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $15,000.00 

Payments 1918 . . . . $2,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . \ 12,500.00 



$15,000.00 $15,000.00 



SEWER EXTENSION LOAN 1916 (Overlook Road) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $1,100.00 

Payments 1918 .... 1,100.00 



$1,100.00 $1,100.00 



WATER CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1903 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $163,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... $8,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 155,000.00 



$163,000.00 $163,000.00 



WATER METERS LOAN (1st Issue) 1912 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $7,500.00 

Payments 1918 .... $1,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 6,000.00 



$7,500.00 $7,500.00 



250 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



WATER METERS LOAN (2nd Issue) 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $9,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... $1,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 7,500.00 



),000.00 $9,000.00 



WATER MAIN LOAN (Main St. 1st Issue) 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $4,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 3,000.00 



$4,000.00 $4,000.00 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT LOAN (1st Issue) 1894 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $63,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... $9,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 54,000.00 



,000.00 $63,000.00 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT LOAN (2nd Issue) 1909 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $5,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... $2,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1918 . . 2,500.00 



;,ooo.oo $5,000.00 



GAS MAIN LOAN (WATER ST.) 1914 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1918 . . $3,000.00 

Payments 1918 .... $1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31 1918 . . 2,000.00 



$3,000.00 $3,000.00 



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REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 251 



TRUST FUND ACCOUNT 

NANCY WHITE HURD SCHOOL FUND ($500.00) 

Principal and interest deposited in Wakefield Savings Bank, income to 
be used for purchase of books for the Hurd School. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 . . . . ." $524.93 

Interest 1918 ....... 21 . 18 

DEBIT 



L. L. McMaster . . . 


$2.50 




American Mus. of Nat. History 


2.00 




De Wolfe & Fiske Co. 


17.39 


21.89 


Balance Dec. 31 . 




524.22 



$546.11 $546.11 



FLINT MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND ($1,000.00) 

Principal invested in a 4J| U. S. Government Bond, income to the 
credit of the Library. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1918 $1,000.00 

Interest 1918 : 41 . 25 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Library $41.25 

Balance Dec. 31 1,000.00 



$1,041.25 $1,041.25 



FRANCIS P. HURD LIBRARY FUND ($2,500.00) 

Principal invested in 4J4 U. S. Government Bonds, income to the credit 
of the Library. 



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CREDIT 



Balance Jan. 1, 1918 $2,500.00 

Interest 1918 103.12 



252 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Library . . . . . $103.12 

Balance Dec. 31 2,500.00 

$2,603.12 $2,603.12 

CYRUS WAKEFIELD LIBRARY FUND $(500.00) 

Principal invested in 434 U. S. Government Bond, income to the credit 
of the Library. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 $500.00 

Interest 1918 ....... 20.62 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Library 20 . 62 

Balance Dec. 31 500.00 

$520.62 $520.62 

FRANKLIN POOLE LIBRARY FUND ($500.00) 

Principal invested in 434 U. S. Government Bond, income to the credit 
of the Library. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 $500.00 

Interest 1918 20.62 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Library $20.62 

Balance Dec. 31 .- 500.00 

$520.62 $520.62 

CYRUS G. BEEBE LIBRARY FUND ($2,000.00) 

Principal invested in 434 U. S. Government Bonds, income to the credit 
of the Library. 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 253 



CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 . . . , . $2,000.00 

Interest 1918 . 82.50 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Library $82 . 50 

Balance Dec. 31 . . . . . . 2,000.00 



5,082.50 $2,082.50 



MERRILL W. GOVE LIBRARY FUND $(500.00) 

Principal deposited in the Blackstone Savings Bank, Boston, Income 
to the credit of the Library. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 . . . . . $500.00 

Interest 1918 ....... 22.75 

DEBIT 

Trasnf erred to Library ..... $22.75 

Balance Dec. 31 500.00 



$522.75 $522.75 



JOHN GOULD ABORN LIBRARY FUND ($1,601.81) 

$1,562.55 invested In second issue, 434% Liberty Bonds, par value 
$1,650.00, balance deposited in Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Fund $1,601.81 

Interest 1918 29.74 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Library $29 . 74 

Balance Dec. 31 1,601.81 



,631.55 $1,631.55 



254 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

JONATHAN NICHOLS " TEMPERANCE FUND ($1,000.00) 

Principal invested in a 434% U. S. Government Bond, income deposited 
in Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 ..... $1,003.23 

Interest 1918 . 41 . 37 

DEBIT 

Reuben N. Perley $10.00 

Mathew J. Burnes 10.00 

James Burke 10.00 

John Fowler 10.00 

$40.00 
Balance Dec. 31 1,004.60 

$1,044.60 $1,044.60 

CORNELIUS SWEETSER LECTURE FUNDS ($10,000.00) 

Principal invested in 434% U. S. Government Bonds. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 $10,000.00 

Interest 1918 ......... 412.50 

DEBIT 

H. M. Wheeler, Treas $412.50 

Balance Dec. 31 $10,000.00 

$10,412.50 $1,0412.50 

CORNELIUS SWEETSER LECTURE GUARANTEE FUND 

Deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 $1,133.94 

Interest 1918 45.78 

DEBIT 
Balance Dec. 31 $1,179.72 

$1,179.72 $1,179.72 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 255 

NANCY WHITE PARK FUND ($1,000.00) 

Principal invested in a 434% U. S. Government Bond, interest to credit 
of the Park Department. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 $1,000.00 

Interest 1918 41.25 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Park Department . . . $41 . 25 

Balance Dec. 31 1,000.00 

$1,041.25 $1,041.25 

MARY G. ABORN PARK FUND ($2,000.00) 

Principal invested in 434% U. S. Government Bonds, interest to credit 
of Park Department. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 $2,000.00 

Interest 1918 . 82.50 

DEBIT 

Transferred to Park Department . . . $82 . 50 

Balance Dec. 31 2,000.00 

$2,082.50 $2,082.50 

CORNELIUS SWEETSER CEMETERY FUND ($1,000.00) 

Principal and interest deposited in Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balanc Jan. 1, 1918 $1,318.92 

Interest 1918 ....... 53.18 

DEBIT 

Water Dept., water rates .... $3 . 00 

William H. Murray, care lot . . . . 13 . 00 

F. E. Emery, flowers 23.50 

A. S. Parker, flowers 15.00 

$54.50 

Balance Dec. 31 1,317.60 

$1,372.10 $1,372.10 



2=tf TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

JANE K. VINTON CEMETERY FUND $(50.00) 

Deposited in Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 . . . . $50.52 

Interest 1918 2.02 

DEBIT 

William H. Murray $2.00 

Balance Dec. 31 . ' 50.54 



552.54 $52.54 



CLARISSA E. SWAIN CEMETERY FUND ($500.00) 
Deposited in Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 . .... 
Interest 1918 



DEBIT 



Frank Stoddard, care of lot 
William H. Murray, care of lot 
J. W. Grace Co. ... 



Balance Dec. 31 







$548.74 






22.14 


29 


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8.00 




14 


29 


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$51 


29 




519 


59 




$570.88 


$570.88 



FLINT OLD CEMETERY FUND ($2,000.00) 

Principal invested in 4J4% U. S. Government Bonds, interest in the 
Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 . . . . . $2,038.03 

Interest 1918 83.42 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 257 



DEBIT 



F. E. Emery, flowers 

H. A. Feindel .... . . . 

W. H. Murray, care of lot 
Frank Stoddard, labor - . 



Balance Dec. 31 



4.00 
11.12 

4.00 
36.00 




$55.12 
$2,066.33 




$2,121.45 


$2,121:45 



EZRA EATON CEMETERY FUND ($100.00) 

Deposited in Blackstone Savings Bank, Boston. 

Balance Jan. 1, 1918 $110.40 

Interest 1918 5.00 

DEBIT 
Balance Dec. 31 $115.40 

$115.40 $115.40 

SARAH BURBANK CEMETERY FUND ($100.00) 

Deposited in Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Fund . $100.00 

Interest 1918 1.00 

DEBIT 
Balance Dec. 31 $101.00 

$101.00 $101.00 

STIMPSON FAMILY CEMETERY FUND ($200.00) 

Deposited in Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 
Fund . $200.00 



258 REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

DEBIT 
Balance Dec. 31 $200.00 



$200.00 $200.00 



The principal of Trust Funds Dec. 31, 1918 was $27,051.81 and available 
interest of $1,629.00, a total of $28,680.81. 

The above funds are invested as follows: United States &}i% Liberty 
Bonds $24,062.55; Wakefield Savings Bank, $4,002.86; Blackstone Savings 
Bank, $615.40. 

I herewith certify that the Treasurer has properly accounted for the 
above funds. 

H. A. SIMONDS, 

Town Accountant 



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264 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



REVENUE ACCOUNTS 

The surplus revenue of $33,439.24 as shown by the balance sheet is a 
gain of $14,728.13 over 1917 and is accounted for largely by unexpended 
balances of $18,004.99, excess estimated revenue receipts of $11,574.31, 
and State Aid and Betterment Assessments in excess of the Assessors' estimate. 



RECOMMENDATIONS 

I would recommend that the town appropriate from its surplus revenue 
the sum of $25,000.00 in place of having the same enter the tax levy, leaving 
a balance of $8,439.24, which I think will be sufficient to take care of any 
deficit in the 1917-1918 overlays to come. 

The accounts of the Treasurer have been examined and agree with the 
Accountant's books, cash balances have been verified by bank statements. 
All permanent and temporary loans cancelled during the year by the Treasurer 
have been examined and found as reported. 

I take this opportunity to thank the Honorable Board of Selectmen, 
and all other Town Officials who have co-operated and assisted in the work 
of this department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HARRY A. SIMONDS, 

Town Accountant 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



265 



UNPAID BILLS DECEMBER 31,1918 



Water Dept. : 



American Motor Equip. Co. 


$7.20 


W. E. Knox . 


16.84 


Walter S. Railsbach . 


200.00 


0. H. Starkweather . 


15.00 


Highway Dept. : 




N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 


2.46 


Otto Johnson . 


3.00 


Abenague Mach. Works . 


20.75 


Wanamaker & Feindel 


( 9.05 


Park Dept.: 




Bonney & Button 


.45 


W. H Murray ... 


45.00 


G. H. Taylor . . . . 


30.80 


Board of Health : 




Marjorie Hawkes . . , . 


22.00 


N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 


1.75 


E. W. Hancock . 


4.96 


Visiting Nurse Assn. 


40.00 


Odd Fellows Assn. 


37.50 


State Board of Charity 


86.00 


Edgerly & Besson . . 


60.00 


0. B. Perkins . 


20.00 


John M. Burnham 


6.00 


City of Maiden . 


51.43 


Rutland State San. •. 


595.99 


Mass. Homeo. Hospital . 


122.50 


C. W. Spear ... 


9.46 


Bonney & Button 


17.23 


North Reading State San. 


165.71 


Bavid Taggart ... 


75.00 


City of Boston . 


52.50 


J. R. Reid . . . . 


75.00 


Tilda. Sweetser 


20.00 


City of Melrose . 


65.14 


Maiden Contagious Hospital 


325.42 


Mass. General Hospital 


63.00 


Channing Home 


43.30 


0. H. Fessenden 


12 00 


Frank Edgerly . 


8.00 



$239.04 



35.26 



76.25 



1,979.89 



266 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Municipal Light Dept. — "General Account": 



Addressograph Co. 


14.25 


Braman, Dow & Co. 


100.62 


Bonney & Dutton 


14.05 


Boston & Maine R. R. 


407.49 


Bay State Street Railway 


164.26 


Bates Garage Co. 


1.90 


Bancroft, Clinton L. 


48.50 


Curley Bros. 


5.39 


Curley Bros. Oil Co. 


118.10 


Davis, Farnum Mfg. Co. . 


28.50 


Doucette, John . 


9.70 


Edison Lamp Works 


38.54 


Edison 111. Co. of Boston . 


6,662.29 


Eastern Motor Sales Co. . 


11.00 


Feindel & Co., H. A. 


2.40 


Grant, W. H. . 


4.00 


Greenough & Co., W. S. . 


128.75 


Hickey, Thos. 


.80 


Hitchcock, E. S. . 


6.00 


Hartshorne & Son., Charles F. 


126.10 


Hughes, J. J. 


95.63 


Kelley, George M. 


4.50 


Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co. 


3.30 


Lewis, Edwin C. 


7.40 


Lay bolt, Josiah 


2.60 


Locke, A. T. 


1.63 


Morton & Co., A. M. 


1,249.69 


N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 


357.32 


(yConnell, G. F. . 


6.00 


Pettingell Andrews Co. 


14.25 


Purring ton, E. I. 


327.90 


Royal Typewriter Co. 


100.00 


Standard Oil Co. of N. Y. 


1,998.95 


Stuart-Howland Co. 


152.00 


Sanitas Mfg. Co. 


.50 


Tufts Meter Co., N. 


6.88 


Tyzzer, W. H. 


1.00 


Taylor, Geo. H. 


18.26 


Wakefield Harness Co. 


2.25 


Wanamaker & Feindel 


9.89 


Winther, C. A. G. . 


42.00 


Westmoreland Coal Co. . 


6,750.01 



19,044.60 



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INDEX TO REPORTS OF TOWN OFFICERS 



Assessors . 

Fire Department . 

Forest Warden 

Health Department 

Highway Department 

Inspector of Animals 

Inspector of Buildings 

Inspector of Milk . 

Inspector of Plumbing 

Inspector of Wires . 

Jurors . • . 

Library Department 

Light Department . 

Montrose School — Building Committee 

Planning Board 

Police Department 

Poor Department 

Roll of Honor . 

School Department 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Selectmen . 

Sweetser Charity 

Sweetser Lecture Committee 

Town Counsel 

Town Cerk: 

Election and Town Meeting 

Town Officers 

Births . 

Marriages . 

Deaths . 

Dog Licenses 

Hunters' Licenses 

Treasurer 

Tuberculosis Dispensary 

Water and Sewerage Department 

Workmen's Compensation Agent 



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38 
92 
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67 

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148 
154 
160 
160 

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INDEX TO TOWN ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 

Page 

Receipts 161 

Appropriations, List of 163 

Accounts Receivable: 

December Assessments, 167 

Betterment Assessments, 1916 168 

Betterment Assessments (not apportioned) 169 

Betterment Assessments (apportioned) ' 170 

House Connection (sewer) 171 

Light Department Bills 171 

Military Aid 170 

Moth Assessments, 1916 167 

Moth Assessments, 1917 167 

Moth Assessments, 1918 ......... 168 

Sewer Assessments, 1916 168 

Sewer Assessments, 1917 168 

Sewer Assessments, 1918 168 

Sewer Assessments (not apportioned) 169 

Sewer Assessments (apportioned) 169 

Sidewalk Assessments 169 

Soldiers' Burials 170 

State Aid 170 

-Taxes, 1916 166 

Taxes 1917 166 

Taxes, 1918 166 

Tax Titles held by Town 171 

Temporary Loans 172 

Water Rates 170 

Water Service Bills 171 

Overlays, 1916 171 

Overlays, 1917 172 

Overlays, 1918 172 

Appropriation Accounts: 

Accident Compensation Account 192 

Accountant's Department 174 

Assessors 177 

Collector's Department 176 

County Tax . 222 

Court Fines | 227 

Election and Registration 181 

Finance Committee 172 



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Fire Department 
Forest Warden . 
Health Department 
Highway Department 
Inspector of Buildings 
Insurance Account 
Interest Account 
July 4th Celebration 
Law Department 
Library 
Light Department 

Maturing Debt 

Memorial Day, G. A. R. 

Memorial Day, U. S. W. V. 

Military Aid 

Miscellaneous Fund . 

Moderator's Salary . 

Montrose School 

Moth Department 

Nahant Street Widening 

Oak Street Land Damage 

Park Department and Cemetery 

Police Department . 

Poor Department 

Reserve Fund 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Selectmen's Department 

School Department . 

Soldiers' Relief . 

State Aid . . - . 

State Tax and Other Assessments 

Teachers' Retirement Fund 

Town Clerk 

Town Hall 

Treasury Department 

Tree Warden 

War Emergency 

Water and Sewer Department 

Balance Sheet 

Bonded Debt .... 
Trust Funds .... 
Unpaid Bills .... 



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192 

196 

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223 

225 

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218 

229 
246 
222 
222 
227 
223 
172 
229 
190 
226 
226 
219 
184 
202 
226 
191 
173 
206 
228 
227 
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225 
179 
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